June 29, 2015 4:30 pmSan Diego Chargers safety to help fight against human trafficking
Desert Vista runner uses final race to remember rival, friend, Marcus Wheeler
Carter Nacke | June 08, 2015 1:29 pmOn May 12, Marcus Wheeler, a senior at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona, took his own life on campus. His death sent shockwaves around the Valley, but it had a much bigger impact in...
Arizona Diamondbacks name 34th draft pick after Cory Hahn
Character Counts | June 05, 2015 10:44 amIn 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks spent a draft pick on a player who they knew would never play a single inning for them. And yet, choosing Cory Hahn in the 34th round was a great pick. Hahn,...
Pirates' Andrew McCutchen makes young fans' day
Character Counts | June 02, 2015 12:31 pmEvery now and then, an athlete does something that is probably simple for them yet amazingly great for someone else. What Andrew McCutchen did Saturday is a perfect example. The Pittsburgh Pirates...
Cleveland Indians step up, show support for teammate and his daughter
Character Counts | May 27, 2015 11:33 amTeammates are supposed to be there for each other, but what the Cleveland Indians are doing takes the concept to a completely different level.
UNC's Roy Williams tries to help bullied student get through tough time
Character Counts | May 14, 2015 9:45 amEleven-year-old Drew Summerlin has Asperger's, and was being bullied in school. It was so bad, in fact, that a group of boys at his school attacked him, leaving him with a concussion that forced him...
Tiger Woods writes encouraging letter to bullied young fan
Character Counts | May 13, 2015 3:41 pmTiger Woods recently wrote an encouraging letter to a teenager who had been struggling with bullies at school. The young man had been getting picked on by classmates because of his stutter. In...
Williams Field High School senior-to-be uses own battle with cancer to help others in same position
Adam Green | April 29, 2015 5:59 pmSometimes the best thing one person can do for another is inspire them. How one goes about doing that varies, but the end result -- that the inspired is better off than before -- is always the same....
Leah Still scores touchdown at Temple spring game
Character Counts | April 27, 2015 5:14 pmThe story of NFL player Devon Still and his daughter, Leah, has been told many times. The elder Still essentially gave up his NFL dreams in order to help care for Leah, who was battling cancer. Well,...
Former Sun Devil Will Sutton lends helping hand to tornado victims in northern Illinois
Character Counts | April 24, 2015 2:16 pmFormer Arizona State Sun Devil and current Chicago Bears defensive lineman Will Sutton spent Friday Fairdale, Illinois helping tornado victims. Alongside fellow Bears teammates Blake Annen and...