Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler pledges $30,000 to Chicago-area programs after the South Side’s Jackie Robinson West baseball team represented the United States in the Little League World Series. Cutler has agreed to donate $15,000 to the baseball team through his foundation, as well as another $15,000 to underprivileged Chicago youths with diabetes in the team’s name.Source: prosgiveback.com
- 1 month ago
Dallas Stars centreman Tyler Seguin hosted The Fourth Period’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic last week to benefit the Derrek Moseychuk Fund.
Derrek is one of Tyler’s closest friends. He broke his neck in a car accident on December 28th, 2012, and is now a quadriplegic.
This past season Seguin teamed up with the Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association to lease a suite for each Stars home game and donated it to people who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries.
Find out what Seguin and Jamie Benn have planned for next season @ http://prosgiveback.com/tyler-seguin-hosts-charity-golf-classic/Source: prosgiveback.com
Reigning Central Hockey League MVP Garett Bembridge is returning to the Denver Cutthroats for another season and he’s looking to continue where he left off. Full story here: http://prosgiveback.com/garett-bembridge-looks-to-pickup-where-he-left-off/Source: prosgiveback.com
- 4 months ago
The San Jose Sharks are no strangers to the playoffs making their 10th consecutive appearance, but they are also no strangers to Santa Clara County. Through the Sharks Foundation, members of the Sharks organization continue to get out into the community whenever they can.
“The whole team are just really good guys and understand the importance of giving back,” said Sharks Foundation manager Jeff Cafuir.
“It’s funny because a lot of time people ask how many community appearances do they have to do in their contract and we tell people it’s not written in their contract that they have to do a certain amount, it’s something the guys have the option of doing and more often than not they choose to help out and do what they can.”
The Sharks Foundation was created in 1994 in an effort to increase their organization impact on Santa Clara County. The players, coaches, and staff invest time in the community with the hope of enhancing lives.Source: prosgiveback.com
- 5 months ago
Andrew D’Agostini of the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes is working to put an end to Cystic Fibrosis. The Petes started the Saves for CF initiative last season with John Newman Contracting of Peterborough and GM Financial donating $1 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for every save made by a Petes goalie throughout the season.Source: prosgiveback.com
- 7 months ago
Tommy Wingels may just be getting his NHL career underway, but the 25-year-old Evanston, Illinois native has already made an impact and a name for himself throughout the league in just his second full season with the San Jose Sharks. He has already been the Sharks’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy and a nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his work with You Can Play, an organization he’s stood by since its inception.
- 9 months ago
This season the NBA launched its first-ever social media photo mosaic at www.NBA.com/NBAGiveBIG to celebrate charitable efforts around the world. The program aims to encourage great work in the community during the holidays with a simple message: Give. Share. Inspire.
By using the hashtag #NBAGiveBIG on Twitter and Instagram, fans can join the teams, players and everyone in the NBA family by sharing their photos, videos and stories from their seasonal community projects. The program is running for just over a month from November 25 through December 31, 2013.Source: prosgiveback.com
- 9 months ago
It doesn’t come as a surprise that someone who is a former WNBA Rookie of the Year and a one-time WNBA champion works just hard off the court as she does on it. Seattle Storm guard Temeka Johnson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and loves to help out in the community as much as she can, especially close to home. On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Johnson will host An Assist Of Hope at the Oakland Baptist Church in Kenner, Louisiana.
- 11 months ago
Green, who is entering his ninth season with the Capitals, has devoted a lot of his time to community and charitable services for a variety of organizations in need. He created the So Kids Can program with DC 101’s Elliot Segal to benefit youth-focused non-profit organizations. Since its inception, So Kids Can has donated nearly $250,000 to various charities.Source: prosgiveback.com