Charity fundraising

January 31, 2018 - 5:52 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa on Wednesday announced plans to remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from the school's vision research institute in light of sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn. In a news release, the university in Iowa City said the plan is subject to the...
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January 29, 2018 - 7:55 pm
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community has raised enough money to send a beloved school bus driver and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan to the Super Bowl. A group of parents and students surprised Gary Kelmer with the present when he pulled up to the last stop on his bus route on Monday...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, file photo, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins screams directions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Morgantown, W.Va. Before their teams meet again on the basketball court, close pals Huggins and John Calipari of Kentucky will renew their bond at a charity event on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
January 25, 2018 - 3:32 pm
Before trying to get the best of each other in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, close friends Bob Huggins of West Virginia and John Calipari of Kentucky are renewing their bond at Huggins' charity event. Calipari will be the special guest at Huggins' annual fish fry Friday night, a day before the Wildcats...
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January 25, 2018 - 11:27 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Dungy will receive the Pat Summerall Award at the Legends for Charity dinner benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during Super Bowl week. The Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and current analyst for NBC will be recognized on Feb. 1 for his community service,...
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January 09, 2018 - 12:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How about getting this group together: Hall of Famers Franco Harris, Roger Staubach and LaDainian Tomlinson, plus Peyton Manning and Eli Manning and Larry Fitzgerald? Players spanning generations who belong to the NFL's Man of the Year fraternity will be honored during Super Bowl...
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Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 07, 2018 - 8:37 pm
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — On the day PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced more than $180 million given to charities last year, he shared how the tour turned to Jack Nicklaus to help protect golf's model for raising money. The tax-exempt status of the PGA Tour and other sports leagues was in...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives against Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 04, 2018 - 1:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is donating $3 million to the University of Texas, where he won national player of the year honors in his lone season before turning pro. The donation will support the Longhorns basketball program and the school's Center for Sports...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Anna Ucheomumu, left, high fives Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt after loading a car with relief supplies to people impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit Harvey victims. The Texans' three-time Defensive Player of the Year said he hoped to raise $200,000 in a video he posted on Twitter after a preseason game on Aug. 26. It took less than two hours to reach that number. Donations poured in from all over the world with several professional athletes chipping in. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
December 30, 2017 - 2:22 pm
J.J. Watt had a modest goal when he launched a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The Texans' three-time Defensive Player of the Year said he hoped to raise $200,000 in a video he posted on Twitter after a preseason game on Aug. 26. It took less than two hours to reach...
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FILE- In this Jan. 26, 1986, file photo, Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka is carried off the field by Steve McMichael, left, and William Perry after the Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has opted for the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Canton shrine will premiere "85: THE GREATEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL HISTORY" on Jan. 3. It will then hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 29. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
December 22, 2017 - 2:32 pm
Argue all you want about which is the best team in NFL annals. A new documentary is offering up one option: the 1985 Chicago Bears. The Pro Football Hall of Fame will premiere "85: The Greatest Team in Football History" on Jan. 3. It will then hit theaters nationwide on Jan. 29. The documentary...
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Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker, left, is guarded by San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
December 16, 2017 - 1:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul delivered on a night James Harden had one of his worst shooting performances of the season. Paul had 28 points, eight assists and seven steals to lead the Houston Rockets to their 12th straight victory, a 124-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Paul became the...
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