Charity fundraising

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, then 5, in New York. Leah was diagnosed in 2014 with cancer and became an inspiration to millions as her football-playing father shared details of her brave fight. She was given a prognosis of just over 50 percent to survive stage 4 neuroblastoma. Leah is now a healthy 8-year-old girl in third grade who lives in Houston. Devon Still has become an author, motivational speaker, and an inspiration--especially to strangers suffering like his family did. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:53 am
SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head holding the hand of a little girl. Colleluori instantly recognized Devon Still, the former Penn State star...
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Matt Kuchar hits his approach shot on the 17th hole as the first round of play continues at the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 15, 2019 - 6:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar apologized Friday for what he said were insensitive comments about the caddie he used at the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico last fall and said he would pay the $50,000 the caddie requested. He also said he would make a donation to the tournament to be distributed to...
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR GILLETTE - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his sixth Super Bowl win with a fresh shave at Gillette World Shave Headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 07, 2019 in Boston. Together, Brady and Gillette donated more than $100,000 to three organizations: Boys & Girls Club of South Boston, Best Buddies and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (Scott Eisen/AP Images for Gillette)
February 07, 2019 - 3:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity. The six-time Super Bowl champion got his playoff stubble shaved off Thursday at Gillette headquarters in Boston. Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys...
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February 02, 2019 - 1:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and California are placing a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom say they and their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” dunk tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend their Sunday instead of watching the Super Bowl. Fans are still angry over how the Jan. 20 NFC championship game ended. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl. As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest...
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Syracuse players celebrate as time expires during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Syracuse won 95-91. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 15, 2019 - 1:14 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York businessman says he's following through with a pledge to donate $150,000 to area Boys & Girls Clubs in the aftermath of Syracuse's upset of No. 1 Duke. Adam Weitsman, a well-known Orange fan and owner of recycling and shredding business, posted on...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis (85) leaves the field following the NFL football team's full practice session at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be...
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This Oct. 13, 2018, photo, provided by Canisius Athletics, shows 19-year-old Emily Scheck running at a meet in Buffalo, N.Y. Online donations have poured in for Scheck, a sophomore at Canisius College in Buffalo, after she was cut off by her parents for being a lesbian. But for a time, it appeared Scheck, who runs cross-country and track, would have to choose between the much needed funds and her college eligibility. Now that the National Collegiate Athletic Association said she could keep both, Scheck said she heads into Thanksgiving grateful. (Tom Wolf Imaging/Canisius Athletics via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After 19-year-old Emily Scheck's mother discovered she was a lesbian, the college student said, she lost the support of her parents, financial and otherwise; gained the support of thousands of others; and nearly had to choose between the generosity of strangers and her college...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Gurley, last year's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns. the fourth-year pro has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams' nine games this season. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
November 09, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Bears and their players raised $813,850 in social justice donations, with matching grants. With money donated primarily by players, and matched by the team and the NFL Foundation, five recipients will benefit. By the Hand Club for Kids; Kicks 4 the City; SAGA; YWCA Lake County; and My Block, My...
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