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NBA Members, Past and Present, Partner to Raise Autism Awareness

Representatives from the NBA, Autism Speaks, and the Gillen Brewer School gathered together on Monday at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to support Tip-off for a Cure, raising awareness for autism as well as funds for research. Autism Speaks ambassadors Deron Williams and his wife Amy were honored at the evening’s event, along with members of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks ownership and Matt Greenfield of ...

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Fund Established to Honor the Memory of Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott’s death earlier this month following a battle with cancer evoked an outpouring of emotion from his many fans, friends, and colleagues. Although it may not be unusual to see social media flooded with positive memories mixed with sadness and anger that a beloved figure had passed away, Scott’s prominence in particular as a leader and representative of the sports world’s fight against cancer did s ...

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Torrey Smith Gathers Teammates to Serve Meals and Opportunities

BALTIMORE, MD -- Torrey Smith and the Baltimore Ravens know about working together on the football field. While they're most often scoring points and making tackles to win games, on Monday night they suited up in somewhat unfamiliar waiter's aprons and felt the unmatched pressure of working to serve a restaurant full of hungry patrons. The setting for the evening was Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and the event w ...

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Deron Williams hosts 5th Annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage

On Monday, September 15, 2014 Deron Wiliams hosted the 5th Annual Celebrity Dodge Barrage at Basketball City in New York City. The event, which attracted a host of celebrities and much support from his Nets family, benefits his Point of Hope Foundation. Along with his wife Amy, Williams uses the foundation as a platform to raise awareness for autism. In partnership with Autism Speaks, Williams hosts multipl ...

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Cano and Sabathia Hit Homerun with Summer Classic

Some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment packed the side lines of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday to support the foundations of two of New York’s most recognizable athletes. Current New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and former Yankees all-star Robinson Cano (now a member of the Seattle Mariners) went head to head in the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game, which allo ...

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John Sweeney Receives Pat Tillman Award at 2014 ESPYS

#477418285 / gettyimages.com     Josh Sweeney, a 27 year old former sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps was presented with the Pat Tillman award at the 2014 ESPY honors Wednesday evening. The first annual prize was given to Sweeney, a Purple Heart recipient for the representation of his country both on the front lines and on the ice rink. Sweeney's life was dramatically altered after he lost both ...

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Good Catch: The WNBA’s Tamika Catchings Uses Her Past to Give Back

For anyone who has been bullied or picked on, it is likely a dream to some day make those antagonizers eat their words. Tamika Catchings was once the butt of many jokes – picked on for her looks, her braces, or her hearing and speech problems. Catchings’ desire could have been to hurt those who once hurt her, but she instead focused her energy on becoming successful at a sport she loved. Fast forward a coup ...

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Celebrities Gather to Raise Awareness, Funds for Autism

Mamaroneck, NY - For the sixteenth time, the annual Autism Speaks Celebrity Golf Challenge was held on June 16 at the famed Winged Foot Golf Club. As is tradition, the event brought stars from the worlds of television, film and sports together to raise money for the organization's research projects and continued quest to help families and raise awareness surrounding autism. New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith ...

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David Tyree and Former Teammates Bowl Support Local Organizations

New York, NY–- David Tyree gathered some of his friends and former colleagues on Tuesday night, as he hosted his third annual charity bowling event in conjunction with Children of the City and The Legacy Center. Tyree and the two New York-based service organizations hosted fans and supporters in an event which celebrated the difference being made in local communities in regards to youth education and assist ...

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The Stretch: Behind Belmont’s Hardest Workers, A Family of Faith

The biggest day of the year, and just another day at work Elmont, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 7, New York’s Belmont Park will open its gates to a not-so-familiar kind of herd. An expected attendance of 100,000 plus will flood the park for the 146th Belmont Stakes, hoping to see California Chrome make history as the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. Many of these people have never been to Belmont (nor will ...

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