The Caw: The Beautiful Friendship Of Cancer Patient Coby And Jacoby  

Former Ravens wide receiver/returner Jacoby Jones came back to M&T Bank Stadium to surprise Baltimore’s Coby R., 11, as he continues to battle aggressive brain cancer. The two have a long friendship that gives each other strength amidst hard times. Source: The Caw: The Beautiful Friendship Of Cancer Patient Coby And Jacoby  

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Team Up With Fear 2 Freedom To Provide Care Packages

Tuesday evening was a powerful night for the Washington Redskins cheerleaders and the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation as they partnered with Fear 2 Freedom to put together 150 care packages for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. Fear 2 Freedom (F2F), a non-profit organization founded by Rosemary Trible in 2011, hosts ‘Celebration…

Former NFL star addresses suicide, mental illness stigma

Source: Herald Times / Chris Howell Herschel Walker was running just a bit late. The former Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings running back, the same one who set NCAA rushing records at the University of Georgia on his way to a Heisman Trophy and then tallied more than 13,000 all-purpose yards in his All-Pro professional football…

Titans’ Delanie Walker plays dentist for charity

Source: The Tennessean / Jason Wolf A week before the Titans report for training camp, Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker stepped into a new line of work. At least temporarily. Dubbed “dentist for a day,” Walker donned a white lab coat Friday while partnering with Neighborhood Health to provide free dental exams for 50 children…

Vincent Jackson’s charity work stands out on Memorial Day

Vincent Jackson has done a lot of charity work with veterans and military families in the Tampa Bay area since signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 2012. Given that it’s Memorial Day, Kelley Evans of The Undefeated decided to highlight Jackson’s charity work. The whole article is worth a read if you’re…

Watt warms up for his fourth charity softball classic

JJ Watt, 27, expects his fourth JJ Watt Charity Classic to be great, too. It benefits the Justin J. Watt Foundation. Watt’s first three charity games were sold out at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Watt moved it to Minute Maid Park this year to raise more money for his foundation. Tickets…

Larry Fizgerald hosts annual charity softball game

It doesn’t matter your skill level. “Terrible, I’ve only played (softball) one time before I played in this event,” joked Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell. Everyone was at Salt River Fields for one reason, Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals wide receiver hosted his annual charity softball game on Saturday night, and fans filled the stadium for the…

Athletes fill the philanthropy gap in Phoenix

Phoenix-based non-profits suffer from a lack of corporate sponsorships available in headquarter hubs, like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. But Phoenix is one of the few cities with all major professional sports, and a popular retirement community for athletes. As a result, as the temperatures start to rise, so do the number of…

Bennett continues local charity work with third OCEAN Health Festival

Apparently, volunteering as an assistant defensive line coach at the University of Hawaii is not the extent of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett’s desire to give back. Bennett, a frequent sight on the sidelines of the Rainbow Warriors’ spring practices, hosted the third annual OCEAN Health Festival in Kapolei today, an event designed to…