Lebron James sends food truck for Getty Fire first responders

I have been critical of Lebron James, but also complementary when it is warranted ( that’s called being objective people!). I must tip my cap to the brother for this act. As I type these words, the well-publicized wildfires are still raging on. The fires have consumed over 76,000 acres and are only 15% contained. It has also necessitated the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people, including James and his family, while power outages have left millions in the dark, with a third power cut by Pacific Gas&Electric could leave 4…

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Making A Difference: Michael Jordan unveils first of two Charlotte medical clinics

From the Associated Press  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded in Charlotte, North Carolina, that will provide care to underprivileged members of the community. The six-time NBA champion and Hornetsowner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7 million Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. Tears streamed down Jordan’s cheeks as he said, “this is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the…

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Making A Difference: Lebron James gives over 800 pairs of sneakers to “I Promise” students

The students at Akron’s I Promise School were recently in for a treat- 800 pairs of sneaker’s from the town’s most famous product. Lebron James provided the school with 800 pairs of his Lebron 16 sneakers. The students had their choice of ten different colorways, which were given to the youngsters to inspire them to “keep pushing.” The I Promise School opened in 2018 and has done well since its birth.

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Making Kicks Count: Albany State University athletics teams up with Soles4Souls on Shoe Drive

On October 1, the Albany State University Athletics Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with SOles4Souls on a shoe drive. The drive seeks new and gently used shoes of all sizes and styles. The shoes are processed and distributed by Soles4Souls for those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Athletics Department on Albany State’s East and West Campus. Since its founding in 2006, Soles4Souls has collected over 30 million pair of shoes that have been donated in 127 countries around the globe and works…

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Making A Difference: Odell Beckham Jr. donates kicks to high school

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr’s antics sometimes overshadow his prodigious talent. Tuesday, his penchant for getting attention were pointed in the right direction. Youngstown Ohio’s Chaney High School football team was dissolved in 2010 and as they prepare to return to the gridiron, they got a boost from the All-Pro wideout. The team was doing a tour of the Browns training facility when Beckham not only surprised the team by meeting them but also donated over 100 pair of his Air Max 720 to Cheney High School football…

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Making Kicks Count: Manhattan joggers gives sneakers off his feet to homeless man

Typically when we report on stories in which people take of their shoes it usually not of their own volition. This is certainly not the case with the actions of this mystery New York man. A recently posted video shows a runner in New York’s financial district giving the shoes and socks off his feet to man seated on a sidewalk grate. The clip was posted to Twitter by user @NYorNothing , shows the the altruistic act by the runner, who then walks away barefoot. The user, who when speaking…

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Making A Difference: Kawhi Leonard and Clippers donate 1 milllion book bags to local school children

Tuesday Kawhi Leonard announced that he has been working with both the Clippers and local non-profit Baby2Baby to donate 1million book bags to Southern California students.  “My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court. This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former elementary school, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes even more special.” Leonard’s announcement came…

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Making Kicks Count: Damian Lillard buys children shoes

Portland Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard made some children’s ( and likely their parents as well) day with a act of kindness. Lillard walked into a sneaker spot and told some children there they could each pick out five pairs of shoes on him. Check out the video of Dame doing some good below: Credit to JR Duperrier for the video

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Making Kicks Count: Patrick Mahomes foundation and brother donates kicks to school

This past Thursday, July 11, Patrick Mahomes’ brother Jackson and the Chiefs QB’s foundation, 15 and Mahomies donated adidas sneakers to underprivileged children of the Whitehouse ISD (Whitehouse, Texas) students. Adam Cook, Whitehouse athletics director said this to EastTexan.com: It’s a great testament of who (Patrick Mahomes) is. We’re very grateful for what he’s done. One of the things we’ve talked about with our team is just having an attitude of gratitude. So many times we take for granted the things that we have in life. And for Patrick to…

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Making Kicks Count: New Balance donates kicks to children in need

When Valley Unified food director Melanie Lagasse saw there were some students in her schools that had a need for some footwear and reached out to a major company to help. Lagasse wrote a grant and donation letter to New Balance and the footwear company responded by donating 92 pairs of new shoes. “They picked the shoes; I just had to go get them,” Lagasse said So Lagasse traveled to the New Balance factory in Norridgewock to get the shoes. She says the distribution process to the children will be…

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