Philanthropy

Kevin Na celebrates after winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament on the second playoff hole Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
October 08, 2019 - 8:43 am
Aaron Stewart was always around golf even when he wasn't heavily invested. Now he's involved in ways he never imagined. Stewart, the son of late three-time major champion Payne Stewart, has been appointed tournament director of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Orlando, Florida. The...
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Justin Thomas prepares to putt on the first green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 01, 2019 - 1:01 pm
What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do? Leonard and his wife, Amanda, have property at Baker's Bay just east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas, and she was on a text chain with a woman who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach,...
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Justin Thomas chips the ball onto the third green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the pro-am event of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't get much rest during the four weeks between seasons. The 2017 FedEx Cup champion helped raise money for hurricane victims in the Bahamas, spent two weeks recovering from minor skin cancer surgery, then flew cross country to California to male his season...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, 10-year-old twin brothers Ryan left, and Jack Ykoruk, play in the Lincoln Financial Field sensory room before a preseason NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 07, 2019 - 9:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the chorus of "Fly! Eagles! Fly!" or "E-A-G-L-E-S" chants become too overwhelming for fans with sensory needs at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles took a big step to make sure those fans don't have to leave the event. The Eagles partnered with Children's...
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August 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano wrote on Wednesday to the school's new president, Tom Katsouleas, urging him to have the UConn...
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August 01, 2019 - 2:18 pm
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 200 local youngsters weren't dissuaded by the task of picking up trash in their neighborhood Thursday. Not with the chance to be taught football skills by former NFL players, even a Hall of Famer. As the latest portion of the league's Huddle for 100 initiative designed to...
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Eight-year-old August Wold (19) compares his haircut to Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman's, left, during batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. All this 8-year-old Little Leaguer wants is to play for the A's. They gave Wold the closest next thing with a mock contract and signing, complete with a news release announcing the deal, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 27, 2019 - 5:59 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — August Wold pulled on his tiny green No. 19 Athletics jersey, began swinging a Khris Davis bat from both sides while standing in front of his very own locker, then made sure everyone knew something was still missing. "I hope I get to use batting gloves," the boy said. "Do I...
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July 14, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble, a sponsor of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, is now supporting its members' fight for equal pay. The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S...
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May 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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Justin Thomas hits a hole in one on the 16th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 23, 2019 - 4:01 pm
Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many...
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