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Old 05-14-2013, 01:28 AM   #51
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:36 AM   #52
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:37 AM   #53
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:24 AM   #54
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Matt Kemp found out about this Dodgers fan suffering from Cancer and gave him the shirt off his back and more..

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #55
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Matt Kemp found out about this Dodgers fan suffering from Cancer and gave him the shirt off his back and more..


That's awesome! I think I have something in my eyes.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #56
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We've become friends with one of the players from the local minor league team and all my Mom got for Mother's Day was a signed ball from the team.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #57
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Matt Kemp found out about this Dodgers fan suffering from Cancer and gave him the shirt off his back and more..


Matt Kemp has a new fan here. What an awesome gesture!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #58
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Matt Kemp found out about this Dodgers fan suffering from Cancer and gave him the shirt off his back and more..


I may have to give up my life long hate (tm, sportsguy) of all things Dodgers...

full disclosure: grew up a Reds fan.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:44 AM   #59
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This was a few weeks back, and i'm sure Major League Soccer is off most people's radars:

Timbers Play Make-A-Wish Game, Kid With Cancer Scores Winning Goal

The part that really makes it for me is 3,000 fans coming down in the middle of a day, and booing their own team while cheering on the kid's team.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #60
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I never get tired of seeing things like this, props to the Rays

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #61
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #62
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Anyone else have the response to Matt Kemp's offer to donate $1,000 for every homerun he hits between now and the break a little on the small side? I mean, he has 2 now, so he should have at least 4 by the break. Especially since it's his hometown. What does he make? 7 mill per year?
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:31 PM   #63
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Anyone else have the response to Matt Kemp's offer to donate $1,000 for every homerun he hits between now and the break a little on the small side? I mean, he has 2 now, so he should have at least 4 by the break. Especially since it's his hometown. What does he make? 7 mill per year?

He was the league leader in HRs in '11, no? Maybe he's trying to motivate himself to find his power again.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:55 AM   #64
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Apparently he's now pledged another $250K on top of the HR donations.

Not that I'd normally be critical of how someone spends with charity, but even if I weren't, I'd cut him some slack on it anyway. He may not have thought it all the way through, just thinking saying "I'll give money per HR" is a good thing to do and also builds publicity for donations from others.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #65
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to keep up with the Matt Kemp theme, he flew in the fan he gave all the gear to in the video for a game in LA.

Matt Kemp flies terminally ill fan Joshua Jones to L.A., introduces him to his famous pals | Big League Stew - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #67
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:42 PM   #68
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wow that should be required reading and watching for every freshman athlete coming to school this fall
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #69
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Great story. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #70
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Yeah, I found that story pretty incredible on two levels really. First, it's particularly moving when a celebrity/athlete humbly does something special for a community entirely out of the goodness of his or her heart - and not for PR value. Second, the Target House in Memphis was very special to our family two years ago when my nephew was going through treatments. Knowing the place, what it does for people and what the people, the kids in paricular, are going through there really hits home.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:17 PM   #71
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wow that should be required reading and watching for every freshman athlete coming to school this fall

My players will be watching this in our first meeting on August 5th.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #72
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I keep on hearing good things about Matt Kemp. That's really cool even though I can't stand the Dodgers.
I also love that he said Braun should give back the MVP trophy which he deserves! Kemp deserves that is.

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #73
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #74
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Excellent article and thanks for sharing. I have a new college QB to root for
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #75
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I just saw this from yesterday. RIP.

Teenager befriended by LA Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp loses battle with brain cancer | MLB.com: News

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Joshua Jones, the terminally ill Dodgers fan befriended by Matt Kemp earlier this season, has passed away. He was 19.

Laelah Quintor, Jones' aunt, told Yahoo! that Jones' health had worsened over the past few weeks, but she said the moments he spent with Kemp and his Dodgers teammates "definitely made a difference for Joshua." Jones had been battling brain cancer.

Kemp presented Jones with an autographed baseball along with his jersey, hat and spikes on May 5 after a game in San Francisco. The interaction was recorded and went viral online, although Kemp said at the time he didn't even know he was being filmed.

Third-base coach Tim Wallach first told Kemp about Jones, hoping it would be a way for Jones to at least take home a baseball, and Kemp decided to go meet Jones that day at AT&T Park.

Kemp later flew Jones from Oakland to a Dodgers game in Los Angeles, where Jones got to meet some of the All-Star outfielder's teammates, including Clayton Kershaw, who gave Jones a signed bat. Jones also met with Angels outfielder Mike Trout, shaking his hand and taking pictures on the field.

Kemp said his initial gesture was "something I felt that I needed to do, and I'm glad I got to do that. Hopefully, that made the kid's day."
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #76
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This is pretty cool.

http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/s...0#.UjGyjT-DmCi

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and kicker Mason Crosby were enjoying their off day by taking in the middle school game. Reports from L-C community members indicated that Rodgers’ neighbor plays on the 8th grade Howard Suamico team and he was there to support him.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:27 AM   #77
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Nothing on a grand scale, but pretty cool anyways.

My son is playing his first year of mite level hockey. Two weeks ago, Friday night practice, kids get on the ice at 6:00. Coaches come out a couple minutes later, with Craig Adams right behind them. Craig Adams is, but professional athlete standards, unknown. 4th liner, bounced around the league with a few teams. But still pretty awesome he showed up at a practice to help out.

Last week, he's back, with Chris Kunitz with him.

The funniest part is, even when the kids realize who they are...they don't care. They just want to play. Meanwhile the dad's are all trying to get pictures of their kid on the ice with these guys.

The real telling part to me, neither week was there anyone taking pics or video, or even a PR person following them around. While I am sure the Penguins are aware, this is a totally organic thing, these guys just like getting on the ice and helping out.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #78
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Nothing on a grand scale, but pretty cool anyways.

My son is playing his first year of mite level hockey. Two weeks ago, Friday night practice, kids get on the ice at 6:00. Coaches come out a couple minutes later, with Craig Adams right behind them. Craig Adams is, but professional athlete standards, unknown. 4th liner, bounced around the league with a few teams. But still pretty awesome he showed up at a practice to help out.

Last week, he's back, with Chris Kunitz with him.

The funniest part is, even when the kids realize who they are...they don't care. They just want to play. Meanwhile the dad's are all trying to get pictures of their kid on the ice with these guys.

The real telling part to me, neither week was there anyone taking pics or video, or even a PR person following them around. While I am sure the Penguins are aware, this is a totally organic thing, these guys just like getting on the ice and helping out.

Craig's not unknown to me. Part of the "Adams Family" 4th line with Kevyn Adams back in 2006 when the Canes won the Cup.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:02 AM   #79
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76ers sign Kevin Grow to 2-day deal

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Kevin Grow signs two-day deal with Philadelphia 76ers - ESPN

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Grow scored 14 points including three 3-pointers and a buzzer beater over the final two games of the varsity season after Bensalem High School coaches put him, the team's four-year manager, in the lineup.

As a two-day member of the Sixers, Grow will get a custom jersey and participate in pregame activities prior to the team's home game Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Grow will stand with the team during the national anthem and his Bensalem teammates will join him in a special presentation prior to the 7 p.m. ET tip-off.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:50 AM   #80
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Well done Sixers.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:06 PM   #81
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:33 PM   #82
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A high school athlete, but this is well worthy of mention

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:44 PM   #83
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:12 AM   #84
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:21 AM   #85
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I like the note in the article too about how he's done plenty of other things over the years that just haven't been publicized.

Refreshing to see.
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:04 PM   #86
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #87
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Bucks player has his own book club. Sponsored a screening of a movie they'd all the read the book for beforehand. Pretty cool.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #88
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #89
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cross-posted to Soccer Thread.

Good on Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Assistant coach Stefan Jonsson got in touch with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, asked for a shirt to auction off - and received 350 000 SEK.

- He said, "What the hell are you going with a sweater? What does it cost to go? "When we said that we need to SEK 350 000. He asked for the account number and deposited it says Stefan Jonsson helahalsingland.se.

http://www.dn.se/sport/fotboll/ibrah...landslagsresa/
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:13 AM   #90
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:24 AM   #91
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Wow I read that as something else initially

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:55 PM   #92
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How about an organization?

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:58 PM   #93
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WTF? The Bungles do something good for one of their players?

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Old 09-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #94
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Aaron Rodgers goes door-to-door to spread the word for a good cause - SportsNation - ESPN
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:03 PM   #95
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Classy move by the Padres:

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Old 04-13-2015, 09:53 PM   #96
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Nothing Earth shattering monetarily, but I think in this case, it's the thought that counts and makes this worthy.

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Old 05-23-2015, 04:05 PM   #97
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Great story about Randy Moss keeping a promise.

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Old 05-23-2015, 04:18 PM   #98
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Somehow I missed this. But it is awesome. Hats off to the Padres.
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:51 PM   #99
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Awesome. Brought a tear to my eye.
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Outstanding story! Really wish I had heard more about this relationship during his playing career.
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