Show Me The Charity: Every day we’re taught that to give is better than to receive and to treat others how we wish to be treated. During a new year, this message is especially true. To that end, athletes and sports organizations have long stepped up to the plate and been involved in some great charitable work. From relief efforts for victims of the tornados and
Today North Carolina State will host the fourth “Hoops 4 Hope” game, which helps raise money for the cancer research fund in late Coach Kay Yow’s name. The event, established by Yow to raise awareness for the disease that ultimately took her life, is sold out for the first time, bringing Yow’s long fight back to the forefront, less then three weeks after her death.
December 23, 2008 – Lookin’ good. The former no. 1 Serena Williams did a photo shoot for this month’s celeb/style mag h monthly. The pictures are accompanied by a conversation with Serena in which she discusses her recent travels, her new concepts in fashion and her continuing charitable endeavors. Fab Serena just returned from Africa with news of her charitable work with B.A.S. (Build African Schools). Together
November 24, 2008 – Lots of feel-good stories around the holiday season. From Ana Ivanovic’s website comes news that the star tennis player is launching a charity holiday campaign complete with cuddly teddy bears that can be given as gifts: Ana is the figurehead of UNICEF’s Christmas gift campaign in Serbia. Together with basketball legend Sasha Djordevic, Ana is appearing in print advertising to promote
November 16, 2008 – US Open and Australian Open tennis champion Serena Williams headed to Africa this week and visited Kenya for the first time. Sunday Nation followed her visit and noted that activity came to a stop in the sleepy village of Matooni as the world number two ranked tennis player opened a secondary school named after her in the area on Friday. The Serena
October 21, 2008 – When U.S. Snowboarding’s Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) isn’t busy dominating every man woman and child that dares to challenge her snowboardcross skills, she likes to spend her time shedding light on something close to her heart – animals. “I just absolutely love animals – all different kinds,” Jacobellis said. “We’re surrounded by animals because of growing up in the country
March 28, 2008 – Grand slam tennis champ and pretty tough gal Maria Sharapova has doubled up with basketball star LeBron James in an ad campaign to promote global anti-poverty programs. Sharapova, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, and James partner against poverty in a new UNDP advertisement to garner support for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Photographer Patrick Demarchelier photographed both