Charity fundraising

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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December 10, 2017 - 10:00 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Brandeis University (THE CONVERSATION) Even though only about one in 50 Americans is Jewish, U.S. Jews donate at high levels, both as individuals and as a...
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November 30, 2017 - 8:46 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NASCAR Foundation awarded the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to an Alabama physician who founded an organization that works to improve the lives of autistic children. KultureCity, the organization founded by Dr. Julian Maha, also seeks to assist in the inclusion of...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, Former NFL football player Anquan Boldin, left, Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, center, and San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid, right, speak to the media outside the league's headquarters after meetings in New York. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Eric Reid says he left The Players Coalition because founder Malcolm Jenkins excluded Colin Kaepernick from meetings, and asked players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 29, 2017 - 8:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid says he left The Players Coalition because founder Malcolm Jenkins excluded Colin Kaepernick from meetings, and asked players if they would stop protesting the anthem if the NFL made a charitable donation to causes they support. "Malcolm did...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis delivers his homily while celebrating Mass in Philadelphia. The second of two Fiat automobiles used by Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction with bidding opening Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, and continuing through Dec. 20. Proceeds will benefit the 2017 Catholic Charities Appeal, which provides support to organizations, programs and ministries throughout the archdiocese of Philadelphia. The first Fiat was auctioned in 2016 for $82,000.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
November 29, 2017 - 7:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The second of two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his 2015 visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says bidding on the car, a Fiat 500L, opens Wednesday and continues through Dec. 20, through a partnership with the online charity auction...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex attend the NASCAR Foundation's inaugural honors gala at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Truex and partner Sherry Pollex on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, won the prestigious Myers Brothers Award _ the top honor in NASCAR's season-ending awards celebration _ for their charitable work.(Photo Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2017 - 4:52 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The career year for Martin Truex Jr. rolls on. Truex and partner Sherry Pollex on Wednesday won the prestigious Myers Brothers Award — the top honor in NASCAR's season-ending awards celebration — for their charitable work. The award is presented by the National Motorsports Press...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen, left, and Isaiah Whitehead during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
November 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
HOUSTON (AP) — After rolling through the first quarter and building a sizeable lead over the Brooklyn Nets, James Harden said the Houston Rockets' momentum was interrupted by something they hadn't seen in a long time — a zone defense. In Houston's 117-103 win over Brooklyn, Harden scored 20 of his...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Carolina Panthers are roaring into their favorite part of the season. It's the home stretch with six games, and at 7-3 with a three-game winning streak, it's no surprise the Panthers are starting to heat up. The Carolina Panthers play the Jets on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Both the Panthers and Jets are coming off bye-week breaks, so they're well-rested. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm
Josh McCown and Julius Peppers will greet each other on the field at some point Sunday before their teams square off, knowing they're part of an exclusive — and dwindling — NFL club. The New York Jets quarterback and Carolina Panthers defensive end are two of only three active players who were...
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