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Vincent Jackson Surprises Military Mom’s – #365GoodSports

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports story comes from Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Back in 2012, Jackson founded the “Jackson in Action 83 Foundation” to provide support to military families, assisting them in the areas of emotional, physical, and educational health, and other needs. Last week, Jackson’s Foundation utilized the Buccaneers’ bye week to hold a baby shower for 40 military mothers. Jackson shocked the military moms with gifts. Every mom invited to the baby shower was given over $1,000 in gifts. They got everything they’ll need, from diapers...

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Travis Hamonic Channels Personal Grief to Help Others

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 | 0 comments

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is the focus of today’s #365GoodSports story. Hamonic is one of the best young defensemen in the National Hockey League, but when he was just 10 years old he lost his father tragically to a heart attack. For the majority of the last 14 years, Hamonic hasn’t spoken much to anyone about losing his father or the massive grief that accompanied this life altering event. He’s carried it with him everyday and dealt with it internally. His father was his hero and that hasn’t changed. “I would trade in every game I’ve...

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It’s a bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Punter! #365GoodSports

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

New York Giants punter, Steve Weatherford spent his day off on Tuesday cheering up patients at the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Pediatric Unit in New York City. In typical Weatherford fashion, he had his own special twist on the visit as he dressed up as Superman. “I think as a kid, you look up to superheroes and you look up to professional athletes,” said Weatherford. “I thought it was appropriate in that setting. Kids love football, but one thing that everybody can really agree on is that they look up to superheroes. I wanted to represent something that everybody looked up to,...

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The World Series already has an MVP

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports story comes from Kansas City, where a community has come together to help a young Royals fan, battling a rare form of cancer, live out his dream to attend a World Series game. What started as a small story of a neighbor using social media to raise enough money to get 6 year old Noah Wilson to a World Series game, reached national news and grabbed the attention of Stub Hub, Major League Baseball, Joe Torre and Ellen DeGeneres as NBC’s Syed Shabbir explains in this story. The good sports are out there. I’ll be sharing stories like this one using the #365GoodSports...

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Aaron Rodgers Helping Raise Awareness for Pediatric Cancer

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 | 0 comments

One of the things that motivated me to start #365GoodSports was seeing a story on si.com about Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his relationship with a young girl named Annie, who’s raising awareness for pediatric cancer. In this video Aaron surprises Annie and in turn they surprise the entire neighborhood while spreading the word about Annie’s Gold in September initiative. Learn more about Annie’s mission by visiting GoldInSeptember.org The good sports are out there. I’ll be sharing stories like this one using the #365GoodSports on social media. So read, view, share...

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David Nelson Helping in Haiti #365GoodSports

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports story comes from David Nelson, an NFL wide receiver who was just released this week by the New York Jets. Playing in the NFL has been his job for the last five years, but Nelson found his purpose in life on a trip to Haiti in 2012. He was there on a volunteer mission to help rebuild after the devastating earthquake in 2010. It was an encounter on that trip that would change the direction of his life and the lives of orphans all over Haiti. Rick Reilly of ESPN captures Nelson’s journey here: To learn more about Nelson’s continuing efforts in Haiti,...

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