A brother, his family and Michael Jordan

Shaun Powell shares how a meeting with Michael Jordan helped his family heal after his brother died on Sept. 11. My younger brother, Scott, worked as a computer contractor at the Pentagon when the plane hit at 9:37 a.m. ET. He was in the wrong section in the wrong place on the wrong day in the wrong year. He and thousands of others in Lower Manhattan and northern Virginia and a small field in western Pennsylvania never returned home on September 11, 2001. Nothing prepares you for the horror and…

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Andre Drummond saves son from drowning

ANDRE Drummond is many things: a multiple-time NBA All-Star, a multiple-time rebounding champion, and an All-NBA performer However, above all of that he is a father and that was on display when he saved the life of his young son. Drummond and loved ones were enjoying a relaxing poolside day when his young son fell into the pool. With almost instantaneous reaction, Drummond was in the pool to rescue his son. Check out these video and some of my commentary below:

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Under Armour partners with KY Boys and Girls Club to donate over 5000 shoes

Owensboro,Kentucky’s Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club is going to give away 5,500 pair of shoes, all due to Under Armour. According to the club, the Baltimore-based athletic company had some extra shoes that they needed to get rid of and contacted the non-profit. Hagan has contacted local youth-serving and other non-profits to see if they need shoes. Cherie Varner and Lynne Whittaker of Fresh Start For Women and Children , who received some of the shoes had this to say: And she called us and she said, ‘hey we…

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Sixers Youth Foundation auctioning off game-worn sneakers

From nba.com: Proceeds From Auction to Benefit Local Youth The Sixers Youth Foundation announced today that it will be auctioning off 76ers game-worn sneakers beginning on Thursday, May 6 and concluding on Saturday, May 8. All proceeds from the auction presented by SNIPES will go directly toward supporting children in the  Delaware Valley. Josh and Marjorie Harris, co-founders of Harris Philanthropies, will be matching the proceeds from the auction. “We believe in using the power of basketball and the influence of the 76ers brand to inspire young people in the…

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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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