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As part of his Family Foundation, Buffalo  Bills LB Chris Draft took 200 hand-picked students from various local schools to a movie theater to view “The Blind Side” as a platform to encourage kids to stay on the right path:  http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/story/917058.html

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is hosting a shopping fundraiser for the poor communities of Cambodia. He is doing this on behalf of the efforts of Cambodian’s Children’s Fund and guests can present donations and/or gifts to the boutique in Hollywood. http://www.shopforacause.us.com/

Buffalo Bills LB Chris Draft visited hospitalized children on Monday as part of a football clinic:  http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Draft-visits-with-special-children/5caca92e-6e14-495c-a330-1b678666dd7c

Famed musician Alicia Keys is offering 5 “golden” tickets to Africa to anyone who is willing to donate $5 and text “alive” to 90999. Keys has called her trip “life-changing” and would like to share that with 5 charitable texters: http://keepachildalive.org/textalive/

Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packer and University of Michigan alumnus, has pledged $2 million to University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital. This will help provide funding for research in the The Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund for the hospital that will open in 2012. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4691757

 

Yao Ming, already known for his large philanthropic efforts, has donated $100,000 to rebuild four playgrounds that were damaged by Hurricane Ike last year: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6724123.html

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has matched his ferocity on the pitch by being aggressive in giving: He recently pledged 3 million pounds to a school in his native Ivory Coast: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1227047/EXCLUSIVE-Chelsea-striker-Didier-Drogba-pledges-3m-build-hospital-Ivory-Coast-homeland.html


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