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!
Michael Phelps took his passion for swimming and incorporated it into his foundation that promotes healthy and active lives for children. Michael Phelps used the one million dollars he received from his sponsor Speedo when he won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Since then Phelps has been working with Boys & Girls Club as well as developing a swimming program titled “im” with KidsHealth.org. The im program provides The Boys & Girls Club with training, staffing, equipment and more all to make sure they are running smoothly and supporting the children to depend on their services. On top of that the Michael Phelps Foundation im program promotes water-safety programs nationwide through offering water safety classes and other techniques that Phelps has implemented in his own swimming career. All of his charitable programs doesn’t go unnoticed as he was honored with a Humanitarian Award at the 34th annual American Image awards that is sponsored by American Apparel and Footwear association. Check out how you can get involved at www.michaelphelpsfoundation.com .