Making A Difference : John Wall donates meals to weather-affected Houstonians

from nbcsports.com: he massive winter storm that has swept through the midsection of the United States has left millions without power, food or fresh water. Texas has been hit especially hard, so John Wall decided to do his part to assist those in need.T This past week, the Rockets guard donated more than 700 meals to Houstonians struggling with the recent loss of utilities and other necessities. Most of the food was given to people who were sheltered at a furniture store downtown. The Houston Rockets organization itself chipped in…

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Kyrie Irving buys home for George Floyd’s family

Kyrie Irving gets a lot of flack for things he says and does, which has opened himself to be a target to vile comments from fans and draw the ire and mockery of many in the sports media. Regardless of personal feelings about Irving what is undeniable is that the brother puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to making difference in the lives of others. It seems that because he marches to the beat of his own drum, and does it without a great deal of…

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Making Kicks Count: Arizona non-profits gives sneakers to the homeless

A Phoenix Arizona non-profit , Cloud Covered Streets ,gave out 210 pairs of brand new sneakers to those in need this week. Since August the organisation has taken a mobile laundry shower and laundry built by their executive director Robert Thornton around the area three times per week. In addition getting a shower, people can also get new clothes, haircuts and some essential supplies. “We have blacks, whites, Hispanic, Native Americans, gay, straight, transgender– everybody. And they’re just sitting around all having a good time feeling normal and getting treated…

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Making A Difference: Ohio organisation giving sneakers to children of frontline workers

Every year, Tammie Scott and her Bigger Than Sneakers organisation holds the Cincinnati Sneakerball. The event supports children in the area, Scott wanted to help the families of frontline workers, as they have been affected by the pandemic. The executive director of the organisation, Natalie Morean said this year they wanted to get a brand new pair of sneakers to the children of frontline workers. “We want to be the organization that’s on the front line, you know, servicing our community, because it’s an organization we understand. If you empower…

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Bill Belichick Foundation auctioning off sideline-worn sneakers

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is auctioning off the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 he wore during the team’s 45-0 beatdown of Los Angeles Rams last week. Worn as part of the league’s “My Cleats, My Cause” initiative,proceeds from the auction will go to the Bill Belichick Foundation , which provides coaching, mentorship and financial support to football and lacrosse organisations across the country. Coach Hoodie will also sport the kicks two more times – during the patriot’s Thursday evening tilt against LA’s other team, the Chargers and…

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Making a Difference: Michael Jordan makes $2 million donation to Feeding America

From. NBA.com: Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has never been one to shy away from philanthropy and is donating some of his money once again as Thanksgiving nears in the United States. Feeding America announced on Wednesday that Jordan had donated $2 million to help those facing hunger. The proceeds of the donation have come from the highly successful ESPN documentary about Jordan’s Chicago Bulls team in the 1997-98 season, “The Last Dance”. In a tweet released by Feeding America, Jordan said: “In these challenging times and in a year…

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Making a Difference: JJ and Kealia Watt donating sneakers to women’s shelter for each pair purchased from ‘His & Hers’ collection

JJ Watt’s recently released latest Reebok signature sneaker, the JJ IV, induces a “His & Hers” collection of couples training shoes. Watt shared the news of the women’s-specific JJ IV on his twitter; he also announced that for every pair sold the Watts will donate a pair to the Mission of Yahweh Women’s Shelter. The “IV Him and Her” pack is available at reebok.com where they both carry a $99.99 USD sticker price.

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Making Kicks Count: Lebron James and Upper Deck teaming up to sell his game worn shoes

Via Jessica Golden of CNBC LeBron James is teaming up with Upper Deck, to sell his game-worn sneakers online. It’s part of an effort to raise money for the I Promise School, a public elementary school in Akron, Ohio. A single shoe costs between $15,000 and $30,000 on Upper Deck’s site where there are currently 97 shoes available to buy. 114 shoes were made available when the initiative first launched two years ago, but now people can buy the remaining sneakers online. Each purchase includes a certificate of authenticity and a personalized donor plaque. The matching shoe…

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Making A Difference: Brandon Ingram and Goodr distribute food to New Orleans communities

Brandon Ingram and Goodr, a non-profit that profit that specializes in leveraging technology to reduce food waste and end hunger have joined forces to help New Orleans communities in need. Donations made by Ingram allowed Goodr to set up two pop-up locations in two different locations on two different days- Joe Brown Park (May 23) and A.L. Davis Park (May 24). The New Orleans community has been so welcoming to me and my family, and I know many people are having a hard time putting food on the table right…

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Nike donates 30,000 pairs of shoes to hospitals

Having previously assisted with the effort against COVID-19 by repurposing footwear resources to produce PPE, Nike ,in partnership with non-profit Good360, donated 30,000 pair of the Zoom Pulse to hospitals and health care systems in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis, and New York City. The Brand leveraged Ja Morant and other members from its roster of athletes to make the announcement. An additional 2,500 pairs will be donated to hospitals across Europe, including Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris and in Belgium. The Zoom Pulse was the sneaker Nike released back in December…

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