Charity fundraising

October 21, 2018 - 2:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four men and women who perform volunteer work with children have been selected as the finalists for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at NASCAR's awards banquet in November. Carl Dakes of Harwood, Maryland, has spent 18 years helping the...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte...
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Tre'Davious White (27) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
August 26, 2018 - 9:14 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he received from Bills fans before the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option. Now, Maine is a student at the Penn State campus in DuBois and has Olympic aspirations as a boxer. Considering how far she has come since first trying heroin at age 16 to "going on to...
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James Hinchcliffe passes in front of Princes' Gate during the first practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Friday July 13, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It has been nearly 10 years since Paul Godfrey brokered a deal to secure $2 million in provincial and municipal subsidies to help bring Toronto's IndyCar race back from the dead. Fans, however, have been lukewarm about the race since it returned to the city in 2009 after a one-year...
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In a photo provided by HBO date not provided, Serena Williams holds her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanion Jr., in a scene from the HBO's "Being Serena," a five-part documentary series. The series airs Wednesday nights, starting this week. (HBO via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open, saying she wasn't ready to compete. Tournament organizers say Williams withdrew because she needs more time to train before returning to action. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the tour in Indian Wells...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year's devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Walter announced the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Infielder-outfielder...
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