Detroit Lions NFL player Ndamukong Suh is best known for his aggressive style of playing football. It has served him well as he has racked up awards starting in his college football days. Maybe it is all the awards he earned at his alma mater University of Nebraska, that has led him to donate two million to the university as well as another 600,000 dollars to the university’s engineering program for an endowment scholarship. This made it the largest single gift from a former football player at the university.
Suh’s kindness continues with the creation of Suh Foundation in 2010. The foundation has already impacted the lives of over 2,000 children through its core values of education, health and wellness. The foundation has many different programs, such as SUHsday which is where Suh goes out into the community to volunteer during his days off from football season. Suh has also implemented a 90 Backpack Program where he identifies 90 students in need. The backpack is full of notebooks, folders, and anything else students might need to do well in school. Check out everything Suh is doing to give back at www.suhfoundation.org.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A Dickey is most known for being the only active player in the majors who uses a knuckleball to pitch. What some of his fans might not know is that he is very active when it comes to charity. He first became involved in the charity Honoring the Father Ministries which provides food and sports equipment to low-income communities in places like Cuba, Mexico and Ecuador.
Dickey didn’t stop there. His next mission was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money to rescue and take care of human trafficking victims in India on behalf of Bombay Teen Challenge organization. He has traveled to India with his family since them continuing to raise awareness and money for Bombay Teen Challenge.
You can help R.A Dickey continue his charity work by donating money for your chance to have him teach you how to pitch a knuckleball as well as tickets to one of his games. It’s a little pricy at 7,500.
Professional snowboarder and skateboarder as well as two time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White cut his hair short again. The last time he cut off his long locks it was for Locks of Love. The organization donates hair pieces to children 21 and under who are suffering from a long-term medical hair loss. Their mission is to give these children a sense of self-confidence and normalcy as they battle with their health. Check out the video of Shaun White giving back!