Archive for the ‘Foundation’ Category
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
Famed actor Alec Baldwin has established a scholarship for his alma mater, New York University at the Tisch School for the upcoming academic year by giving $1 million: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/alec-baldwin-drama-scholarship-established-at-new-york-university/
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
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/
When all is said and done, baseball is a business. There are some unenviable tasks that are necessary in order to keep the product, in this case the Detroit Tigers, moving forward. The general manager, Dave Dombrowski, stated that trading Curtis Granderson was one of the more difficult moves he has had to make because of Granderson’s contributions off the field. While he was in Detroit, Granderson established the Grand Kids Foundation to help the education of the children of Detroit. The foundation will probably continue, but will become more difficult with the complications of Granderson now playing in New York. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091209&content_id=7790584&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
In the above video, Bryan Clay shares his thoughts on what allowed him to succeed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and his bond with fellow competitors. He also speaks of how competiting can serve as a vehicle for his foundation to help others realize their potential.