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Amid all of the other priorities that football players have this time of year, three players of the New York Giants found time to give back to their own charities and provide cheer or inspiration to those who need them: http://blog.nj.com/njv_mark_diionno/2009/12/charitable_work_by_ny_giants_g.html

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Dabo Swinney, the head football coach for Clemson University, are among the high-profile commitments of the 10th annual BMW golf pro-am for South Carolina Charities. Also involved are Kurt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Patrick Warburton among others:  http://news.sc/2009/12/09/bmw-announces-celebrities-for-pro-am-tournament-benefiting-sc-charities/

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

Football legends recently hit the links for non-profit organizations in Southern California. The 14th annual Celebrity Golf Classic in Temecula, was hosted by the Marshall Faulk Foundation and included players such as Jonathan Ogden, Marcus Allen, and Andre Reed. http://www.swrnn.com/southwest-riverside/2009-11-09/lifestyle/football-legends-other-athletes-take-a-swing-at-golf-in-temecula-for-charity

The New England Patriots recently collaborated with Special Olympics to host flag football and other demonstrations in a recent exhibition on November 1st.  More than 250 participants showed up from all six of the New England states showed up:   http://www.prlog.org/10400533-new-england-patriots-special-olympics-massachusetts-team-up-to-host.html

 

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has made the best opportunity out of a somewhat embarrassing situation.  Last week, Sanchez was caught on camera smuggling a hot dog from a fan and eating it while sitting on the bench.  He later apologized and then solidified the apology by donating 500 hamburgers and buns as well as 500 hot dogs and buns to a New Jersey soup kitchen: http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212264896.shtml

Former St. Louis Rams LB Chris Draft has answered the call once again and recently spoke to Belleville West High School in Belleville, IL that has been in the news due to a terrible fight that occurred on a school bus :  http://www.fox2now.com/ktvi-belleville-west-bus-fight-chrisdraft-091909,0,2457219.story


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