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August 17, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers' LaMarr Woodley Covers District's Pay-to-Play Fees

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is donating $60,000 to the Saginaw (Mich.) school district to cover every student-athlete's athletic participation fees for the 2012-13 school year.

August 16, 2012

Penn State to Host Child-Abuse-Prevention Conference

In the wake of a child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, Pennsylvania State University will host a two-day conference in late October on preventing sexual abuse, the university announced Wednesday.

July 26, 2012

Golf Pro Phil Mickelson Aiming to Boost U.S. STEM Achievement

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson says that he uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge "every day" in his golf career.

May 23, 2012

Dick Vitale Raises Over $1.5M for Pediatric Cancer Research

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Sports analyst Dick Vitale is known for being over the top. This past weekend, Vitale took his passion to a new level. As his annual Gala, Vitale raised money for the V Foundation, a cancer research organization in memory of legendary basketball coach Jim Valva...

May 18, 2012

Boy Suspended for Shaved Head, Gets NBA Tickets in Return

Patrick Gonzalez, a 12-year-old student at Woodlake Hills (Texas) Middle School, was given an in-school suspension Wednesday for having the face of Matt Bonner, a San Antonio Spurs player, shaved into the back of his head.

April 11, 2012

Texas H.S. Football Players Spend Spare Time as 'Bully Guards'

At the start this school year, three football players at Johnson High School (Texas) were recruited by the school's counselor to help protect a freshman against a wave of constant bullying.

March 23, 2012

LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support for Trayvon Martin

Right before 1:30 p.m. ET Friday, James tweeted out a picture of he and his teammates draped on hoodies in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot on Feb. 26.

December 02, 2011

Phillies' Ryan Howard to Donate $1.2M to Philadelphia Schools

Howard announced Thursday that his Ryan Howard Family Foundation would be donating athletic sportswear valued at $1.15 million to the school district of Philadelphia.

November 29, 2011

NBA Lockout Ends, But (Some) Charitable Efforts Will Go On

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul cancelled their "Homecoming Tour," but will still fulfill some of the related charitable work.

November 07, 2011

LeBron James Encourages Voters to Pass Ohio School Levy

LeBron James recently recorded a robocall that encouraged 30,000 voters in his hometown of Akron to pass a $5.5 million property tax that would support Akron Public Schools.

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