Charity fundraising

February 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's Brent Venables has become the second assistant college football coach to reach the $2 million plateau. School trustees approved a $300,000 raise for the Tigers' defensive coordinator on Thursday. It was part of more than $700,000 in raises given Clemson's assistants...
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File - In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO Stephen Schwarzman speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, in New York. Schwarzman, CEO of private equity firm Blackstone, with an estimated net worth of $13 billion and serves as economic consultant to Trump, donated $10 million to the Israel's National Library. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 08, 2018 - 6:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An American billionaire and confidant of President Donald Trump is making a major donation to Israel's National Library. Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of private equity firm Blackstone, says the $10 million donation is his first in Israel. The donation will fund classrooms...
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Jennifer Lopez performs at the Directv Super Saturday Night at The Armory on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis. Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The...
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February 03, 2018 - 12:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of Texas basketball star Andrew Jones says he is making "positive strides" in his leukemia treatment. The sophomore guard was diagnosed in January and is at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The family says in a statement Saturday that...
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February 01, 2018 - 1:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The tiny Kansas hometown of a legendary former women's basketball player who set college scoring records is raising money to help its favorite daughter fight a rare form of cancer. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the farming town of Claflin, Kansas, is helping raise...
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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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