Archive for the ‘Social Causes’ Category
Courtney Cox Arquette and her husband David are selling t-shirts for charity to aid the efforts in Darfur, a catastrophe that has been largely forgotten by most denizens of the Western hemisphere: http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/courteney-cox-and-david-arquette-save-darfur-lovers-213382/
Soccer legends Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo are playing for the first time on the same team against SLBenfica All Star team in January. The stars have joined up to end global poverty with the help of the United Nations Development Program: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/football/top-stories/Ronaldo-Zidane-to-play-in-match-against-poverty/articleshow/5326904.cms
LeBron James is one of the premier faces of the NBA throughout the United States and globally. In a recent Sports Illustrated article, a writer proposes that what might happen if LeBron played for $1 and how that would exponentially increase his global image: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1162919/index.htm
US Olympic Ski Team member and 2010 medal hopeful Bode Miller took time on Saturday to help sell paintings of his image where part of the proceeds would benefit his charity, the Turtle Ridge Foundation. He personally signed each painting, which ranged from $950 to $7,750. http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20091204/AE/912039945/1078&ParentProfile=1062
Chris Martin and Coldplay have decided to perform a charity concert for Mencap, which is an organization that aides those with learning disabilities and seeks to end discrimination within the workplace. The concert will be held on December 19th, with tickets going for 50 pounds.
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/
It is Jimmy V Week on ESPN, so in honor of that, here is his famous speech: