Charity fundraising

July 20, 2017 - 12:22 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa athletic department has received a $5 million donation to endow its athletic director position. The school announced Thursday that boosters Henry and Patricia Tippie made the commitment to create Iowa's first endowed position in athletics. The school...
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July 03, 2017 - 7:33 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's hockey marathoners have overcome injuries, illness, fatigue and countless blisters to unofficially set the record for the longest continuous game. It happened shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, when the official time clock mounted in the stands overlooking center ice hit 10...
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Andrew Tokasz puts his feet up to catch a breather as Team White's only substitute as the 11-day hockey marathon entered its seventh day in Buffalo, N.Y., early Thursday, June 29, 2017. Having overcome blisters and lack of sleep, a group of 40 Buffalo hockey players are trying to raise money for cancer research and break the record for longest continuous game. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)
June 29, 2017 - 2:19 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It was just past 4 a.m. on Thursday when Andrew Tokasz decided it was time to inject some energy into a hockey game that was entering its seventh consecutive day. Shortly after Team White's Kenny Corp scored on a backhander from the slot to cut Team Blue's lead to 1,073-1,058,...
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June 24, 2017 - 3:23 pm
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Retired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas. The unlikely partnership, announced on Saturday, will raise $21 million over the next three years to fund anti-poverty programs in Dallas. Sanders...
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June 24, 2017 - 3:19 pm
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Retired football star Deion Sanders is partnering with the conservative Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Texas. The unlikely partnership, announced on Saturday, aims to raise $21 million over the next three years to fund anti-poverty programs in Dallas. Sanders...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:13 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For Mike Lesakowski and 39 of his hockey-playing friends, it's game on. And on and on and on. From the opening faceoff Thursday night to the final whistle set for the morning of July 3, the group of mostly 40-something Buffalonians will be on the ice playing one continuous game...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since 2009, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in," Sue Bird of the...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred, left, MLB Players Association Executive Director, Tony Clark, second from left, and Bob Kendrick, right, president of the Negro League Baseball Museum, unveil a symbolic check during ceremonies in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Major League Baseball and its players' union presented a $1 million grant to the museum to help with operating costs, expansion plans and educational opportunities. (Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 2:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When it was founded in a one-room office nearly three decades ago, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum set out to preserve an important yet quickly fading era of America's pastime. The days of Pop Lloyd and Judy Johnson, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige. Its mission has evolved...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017, file photo, Sue Bird leads the Seattle Storm out for a WNBA basketball game against the Minnesota Lynx, in Seattle. The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. “The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in,” said Sue Bird. “It's fun and great for the fans and players. Everyone enjoys it.” (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
June 21, 2017 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is bringing back its 3-point contest to the All-Star Game. For the first time since the 2009 All-Star Game, the league will have a 3-point shootout during halftime of the game on July 22 in Seattle. "The 3-point contest is something we've had before and I've participated in...
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June 21, 2017 - 10:38 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players union have donated $1 million to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City to support its operations, expansion and educational opportunities. Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred and union director Tony Clark announced the grant...
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