Making a Difference: SWAC and MEAC initiate inaugural “Toy Drive Challenge”

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: NORFOLK, Va., October 28, 2021 – Today, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) launched their first-ever “Toy Drive Challenge,” in partnership with Toys for Tots. Each conference’s member institutions are hosting a toy drive on their campus and serving as drop sites for children’s toy donations for the holidays. The toy drives will run through Dec. 1, 2021. Reinforcing the historic rivalry between the two conferences, the MEAC and SWAC institution that collects the most toy donations will receive a block of free…

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Lebron gives game-worn kicks and towel to young fan in Sacramento

Lebron James gave a fan a lifetime memory when he gave a young fan the shoes off his feet and his towel during the Lakers preseason game against the Sacramento Kings this past Thursday. This was the highlight of the evening for the youngster, who had to watch his Lakers drop their final game, in a preseason that saw them go winless, to the Kings 116-112. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHiLz (@thebullyzsource) View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHiLz (@thebullyzsource) The youngster,…

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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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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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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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