Being a first round (17th pick) drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, has given Cole Hamels what he needed to take his career a step further. Sure in 2007, he was awarded the Phillies top major pitcher honor, the top pitcher in 2008, and winning the World Series in 2008…but nothing brings more joy than his foundation The Hamels Foundation.
The purpose of the foundation is to assist inner schools in the United States by instilling community based programs for education. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children through the power of education by giving them the tools they need to achieve their goals. Co-founded with his wife, Heidi, they also show support for children in other nations, like Africa. Their goal is to build a school in Malawi. These projects called Project Malawi and Project USA is making strides with donations of over $2.5 million dollars. What I like most about this program is on the website, they show you how your dollars are being used. What greater pride than to see your dollars are work right before your eyes.
For more information on this great organization, please go to http://www.thehamelsfoundation.org.
Thank you Cole and Heidi for your support to the children of the world!
There is no secret that women account for over 50% of the fans for the NFL and a steady rising number for other pro leagues. I, for one, loved rocking my husband’s jersey (his favorite team is the Cincinnati Bengals)-but I wanted more. I wanted to keep my tomboyish look with a hint of femininity. How can women do this? What did I find? I found out about Herstar. Herstar is a shoe line for women with exclusive and unique looks for your favorite NFL, NBA, MLB, and some college teams. It markets to women with distinct footwear for the avid female fan. I am sure you are asking “Where can I get a pair of shoes for the upcoming season?”
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This man is a husband, father, son, a 6 time NBA All Star, NCAA champion, and a known philanthropist. Anthony does various charity work including being a spokesperson for the Family Resource Center in Denver, CO and holding his annual 3 on 3 tournament called “Melo’s H.O.O.D Movement 3 on 3 Challenge” HOOD stands for Holding Our Own Destiny. These events all work up to the Carmelo Anthony Foundation. The foundation is the staple allowing Anthony to give back to the community. It focuses on 3 key areas-education, recreation, and community outreach. The foundation also sponsors a variety of special projects and events along with collaborating with other business leaders in the community and athletes with the same vision.
Because of his philanthropic activities, Anthony was named in 2006 the only professional basketball player to be named as one of the top 30 celebrity philanthropists. This list included the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
For more information on Anthony and his foundation, please go to http://www.thisismelo.com/foundation/about.
Carmelo, thank you for all of your work off the grind!!!
Let me first congratulate the Seattle Seahawks on their first Super Bowl XLVIII win in their 38 year team history! The game was awesome and I enjoyed every moment of it. I want to also say congratulations to the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning for getting to the Super Bowl. They put up a hard fight.
The game was tremendous for none other than the Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. He became the 2nd African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Doug Williams and the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII. This is a great feat to accomplish. He has other feats you might not know about.
In his spare time, Wilson is a neighborhood advocate and very involved in the Seattle community. During the NFL season, he frequents the Seattle Children’s Hospital making sure to bring a smile to a sick child. Wilson also has the Russell Wilson Passing Academy (RWPA). RWPA is a football camp designed for kids ages 9-17 to develop fundamental skills enabling them to become a great football player in the future. The objective is to mentally and physically develop these future football players with a high moral and definitive character. With this camp, it welcomes underprivileged youth who might not have an opportunity to share in this experience any place else. The camp is held in different cities including Seattle, WA and Raleigh, NC.
For more information on this camp, please go to www.thepassacademy.com.
Russell is truly a winner on the field and off the field!! Kudos!!
Antonio Smith, also known in the NFL as the “Ninja Assassin”, is a defensive back drafted in 2004. When he is not on the field dominating and sacking his opponents, Smith is giving back to those less fortunate. Smith’s non-profit organization, “Little People with Big Challenges”, inspires the social, physical, and emotional well being of children and their families who have experienced adversities in their life. By creating this foundation, Smith, and his sister partnered with different outlets in the Houston area such as the Houston Children’s Charity Adopt-A-Family program to provide families with gifts during the holiday season.
This past holiday season was no different, as on Christmas Eve 2013, Smith was able to bring joy and happiness into the hearts of the families who did not know they would even have a Christmas as good as this. Smith is committed to giving someone an opportunity to experience things they might not have been able to in certain conditions. Understanding that personal challenges are something we all go through, but we all deserve to have something wonderful in our lives.
If you want to know more about this organization and how you can help, go to www.littlepeoplewithbigchallenges.com.
Antonio, we salute you and continue your encouragement off the grind!!!!