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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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Little Football Players Make a Big Impact

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports story comes from Yucaipa, California and shows that even the littlest football players can make a big impact. Sarah Amento is a stage IV cancer fighter and mother who received an incredible surprise from her son’s youth football team before their game a few weeks ago. Here’s an excerpt from her story in her own words: I was very excited about this game. First, it would decide who was taking first place in our division. Second, it was the first game of “Pink October,” a season rife with meaning to me, as I currently have stage IV cancer. To...

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J.J. Watt – Two for the price of one #365GoodSports

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is as fierce on the field as he is likeable off of it. Just a few weeks ago while on his way home, Watt saw a pop warner team practicing and decided to stop by and ended up giving an impromptu motivational speech. It would’ve been easy for him to continue on his way home, but by stopping to spend a few minutes with these kids, he gave them an experience they’ll never forget! While watching this video on the pop warner team, I stumbled across an even more remarkable story that displayed the character of J.J. Watt. After a tragic car accident orphaned...

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