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Old 09-27-2017, 08:05 PM   #151
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:47 PM   #152
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Vikings Fans donate $84k and counting in recognition of sportsmanship of injured player who stayed on field for final play after losing the game

Thomas Morstead (the injured player mentioned)'s charity, What you give will grow, has committed to passing on all donations collected from this campaign to The Minnesota Children's Hospital.

Since the account has reached over 100K Morstead will be flying to Minnesota to personally deliver the check.

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direct link to donate to Minnesota Children's through WYGWG

Thomas Morstead (#6) is the punter for the New Orleans Saints (the team the Vikings won against last Sunday - where he suffered a painful injury to the ribs).
This makes everyone's efforts that much more special. Vikings fans are donating to a rivals team's punter's charity (which they didn't have to) and then he turns around and gives the money right back to a local Minnesota Children's Hospital (which he didn't have to do).
Class acts all around!
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:13 AM   #153
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Nice story, kudos to the Japanese players.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/03/footb...rnd/index.html
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Even after they were booted out of the World Cup, the Japanese national football team gave us a lesson in grace.

Following their heartbreaking loss to Belgium on Monday, the players left behind a note that said "спасибо" (Russian for "thank you") in their locker room.

Oh, and they cleaned it up.

The good sportsmanship is another example of how Japan -- players and fans -- have earned the admiration of everyone at the games in Russia.

Where fans of other teams hit the news for doing things like giving Nazi salutes, Japan's revelers made headlines in late June for sticking around after a victory to clean up the stadium.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:50 PM   #154
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Cool thing LeBron is doing.

The additional thing that comes to mind is maybe also offer an early dinner along with breakfast and lunch.

https://www.si.com/extra-mustard/201...-risk-children
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LeBron James didn't just open an elementary school for at-risk children on Monday. He's setting these kids up for life and saving lives. The kids who complete the I Promise School program get free tuition at the University of Akron. He's also set up a program for the parents of the students to complete their high school education. There's plenty more according to CNN's Don Lemon:

- Tuition is free

- Uniforms are free

- Transportation is free for every student who lives more than two miles away

- Every student gets breakfast, lunch and snacks

- Food pantry for families

- Every student gets a free bicycle and helmet
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:29 PM   #155
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This was an interesting listen if you are interested in donations to education. Talks about how so much money is donated to big, wealthy schools like Harvard but how little is donated to poor schools that would do so much more with it. Story is about a guy who donated $100 million to a small university in New Jersey which basically made them a good engineering school.

http://revisionisthistory.com/episod...undred-million

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Old 08-03-2018, 02:19 PM   #156
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A very kind gesture that wouldn't even have been publicized if not for the young mans family. Donovan Mitchell is a good dude! And this will make him more of a fan favorite than he already was in Utah.

How Donovan Mitchell generously aided a Jazz fan in need
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:34 PM   #157
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World Series: Red Sox's Mookie Betts fed homeless after Game 2

Mookie Betts, I salute you sir!
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:41 PM   #158
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Texans star DeAndre Hopkins dedicated game check to Jazmine Barnes | abc13.com

Glad he helped but it is still a tragic story.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:59 PM   #159
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Nearly 4 years ago Southern University player Devon Gales suffered a catastrophic spinal injury in a special teams collision with the UGA kicker. An outpouring of support came from across the Georgia fanbase, both emotionally and financially, throughout his extensive treatment at Atlanta's Sheppard Spinal Center.

Last year the family broke ground on a house designed with his needs in mind in a rural suburb of Athens. And today he was introduced as the newest member of the coaching staff at another suburban HS (a top end program at that).

Just very cool.

VIDEO: Devon Gales to assist Jefferson football team - Sports - Athens Banner-Herald - Athens, GA
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:25 PM   #160
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:46 PM   #161
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:12 PM   #162
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Athletes are doing good things during the pandemic

Well done Joel

Joel Embiid working with 76ers ownership to get antibody tests for health care workers
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Old 07-02-2020, 04:46 PM   #163
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Inmate backed by WNBA star Maya Moore released from Missouri prison

I don't know if anyone has kept up with this case. Talk about sacrifice.
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Old 09-06-2020, 01:34 PM   #164
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I meant to post about this earlier this week. 22 years old and taking on child hunger. Full props to him.

Marcus Rashford announces alliance with food industry to tackle child food poverty | UK News | Sky News
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:50 AM   #165
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I like to think I would do the same thing. Kudos to him.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/20...l-lon-orig.cnn
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Spanish triathlete Diego Mentrida showed the ultimate sportsmanship over the weekend when he gave up a podium finish to his competitor, who went the wrong way on the course mistakenly.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:16 PM   #166
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I like to think I would do the same thing. Kudos to him.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/20...l-lon-orig.cnn

I disagree. Part of the race is following the course. If he missed a corner that no-one else missed, that’s on him.

F1 & Indy car drivers don’t wait on rivals if they miss a corner - same thing to me.
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:49 AM   #167
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I meant to post about this earlier this week. 22 years old and taking on child hunger. Full props to him.

Marcus Rashford announces alliance with food industry to tackle child food poverty | UK News | Sky News

One more time for Marcus Rashford MBE.

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    Marcus Rashford welcomes school holiday support climbdown

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    Old 11-14-2020, 06:22 PM   #168
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    Old 12-17-2020, 09:12 PM   #169
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    College not pro but I think it fits.

    Nearly 4 years ago Southern University player Devon Gales suffered a catastrophic spinal injury in a special teams collision with the UGA kicker. An outpouring of support came from across the Georgia fanbase, both emotionally and financially, throughout his extensive treatment at Atlanta's Sheppard Spinal Center.

    Last year the family broke ground on a house designed with his needs in mind in a rural suburb of Athens. And today he was introduced as the newest member of the coaching staff at another suburban HS (a top end program at that).

    Just very cool.

    VIDEO: Devon Gales to assist Jefferson football team - Sports - Athens Banner-Herald - Athens, GA


    Congrats to Coach Devon Gales for being unanimously voted Region 8-AAAA Coach of the Year by his fellow region counterparts!!

    https://twitter.com/JeffersonFootba/...hTTJvA3aOt9baQ

    For those unfamiliar with the region, it includes two of the state's top 5 ranked team in the classification (Jefferson is #2) and among those Gales has worked with closely is 4* ATH Malaki Starks, a 2022 prospect that has Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia as his current top three.
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