Philanthropy

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital Management, participates in the opening plenary at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting New York. Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. He was 91. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:12 am
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A public memorial is planned at Oklahoma State University to honor the late T. Boone Pickens, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to his alma mater during his lifetime. Pickens died Wednesday in Dallas at age 91. OSU says the university will honor Pickens on Sept...
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This photo shows a University of Tennessee shirt using the design of a fourth-grader who was bullied, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn. A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to attend the University of Tennessee and meets admission requirements. (AP Photo/Steve Megargee)
September 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Florida fourth-grader who was bullied over his homemade University of Tennessee shirt has been offered a four-year scholarship to the school. School officials said Thursday the boy's scholarship would cover tuition and fees beginning in the fall of 2028 if he chooses to...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, 10-year-old twin brothers Ryan left, and Jack Ykoruk, play in the Lincoln Financial Field sensory room before a preseason NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 07, 2019 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the chorus of "Fly! Eagles! Fly!" or "E-A-G-L-E-S" chants become too overwhelming for fans with sensory needs at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles took a big step to make sure those fans don't have to leave the event. The Eagles partnered with Children's...
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August 01, 2019 - 5:18 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 200 local youngsters weren't dissuaded by the task of picking up trash in their neighborhood Thursday. Not with the chance to be taught football skills by former NFL players, even a Hall of Famer. As the latest portion of the league's Huddle for 100 initiative designed to...
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Eight-year-old August Wold (19) compares his haircut to Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman's, left, during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. All this 8-year-old Little Leaguer wants is to play for the A's. They gave Wold the closest next thing with a mock contract and signing, complete with a news release announcing the deal, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 27, 2019 - 8:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — August Wold pulled on his tiny green No. 19 Athletics jersey, began swinging a Khris Davis bat from both sides while standing in front of his very own locker, then made sure everyone knew something was still missing. "I hope I get to use batting gloves," the boy said. "Do I...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Senior Director of Research and programs at The Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Marjorie Snyder, serve as panelists at the DICK'S Sports Matter Panel Event in New York. Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, that trio announced a pledge to provide access to sports for one million youngsters over the next five years. DICK’S will match up to $1 million in donations made by customers to its foundation. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods, File)
July 19, 2019 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation, the three have pledged to provide...
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July 14, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Tracy Morgan presents the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. For Tracy Morgan, hosting The ESPYs is personal. It’s not just another gig to the comedian. The star of TBS’ “The Last O.G.” presides over Wednesday’s, July 10, 2019, show honoring the past year’s top athletes, performances and achievements airing live on ABC from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “The main reason I really wanted to do it is the fight against cancer,” Morgan said in a recent phone interview, explaining that his grandparents and former wife Sabina died of the disease. “(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
July 08, 2019 - 1:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Tracy Morgan, hosting The ESPYs is personal. It's not just another gig to the comedian. The star of TBS' "The Last O.G." will preside over Wednesday night's show honoring the past year's top athletes, performances and achievements. It airs live on ABC from Microsoft Theater...
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"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer, center, plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 24, 2019 - 11:00 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer playing at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:05 p.m. "Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer played 14 hands in his debut event at the World...
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May 05, 2019 - 5:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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