Late UNC coach Dean Smith makes great gesture toward former players
Character Counts | March 26, 2015 11:16 amDean Smith was one of the greatest NCAA basketball coaches of all-time, a true legend. He guided the North Carolina program for 36 years, compiled a 879-254 record, reached the Final Four 11 times...
ASU's Mike Bercovici signs pair of cleats for starstruck fans
Character Counts | March 20, 2015 11:58 amArizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici reportedly went out of his way recently to give two young fans a special gift. ASU alum Joey Artigue
Jimmy Graham helps young fan deal with him being traded to Seahawks
Character Counts | March 17, 2015 1:00 pmLast week's trade that sent Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints to the Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL world. Arguably the best tight end in the NFL, Graham -- who caught 85 passes for 889 yards...
Mountain Ridge senior makes it a point to help the needy
Adam Green | March 16, 2015 6:10 pmIt's difficult enough carrying a 4.0 GPA in high school and being part of the National Honors Society, and when you add in a life as a varsity softball pitcher, well, that would seem like more than enough. But...
Phoenix Suns dancers help make young fan's dream come true
Character Counts | March 12, 2015 2:55 pmTen-year-old Ella Parkhill had a wish, and it was to be part of the Phoenix Suns' dance team. She got that wish. Ella has a weakened heart and lungs due to hypertension, and as part of the Make...
Basketball players leave game to defend bullied cheerleader
Character Counts | March 12, 2015 10:33 amIs there anything better than kids stepping up? We think not. Over in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez were in the middle of a basketball game when they,
Seton Hall lets Georgetown's Tyler Adams get one last dunk
Character Counts | March 08, 2015 12:50 pmSenior Day was extra special for the Georgetown men's basketball team, particularly for center Tyler Adams.
Blackhawks help young girl with special needs score first goal
Character Counts | March 05, 2015 5:13 pmThe Chicago Blackhawks' "What's Your Goal" campaign continues to change lives -- especially its latest honoree, Cammy. Cammy was born unable to walk or speak, but she sure loves the Blackhawks....
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh helps car crash victims
Character Counts | March 04, 2015 11:44 amJim Harbaugh saved the Stanford football program. After that, he saved the San Francisco 49ers. Now, he's being asked to save the University of Michigan's football team. But first, he helped...
Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant donates new uniforms to his high school
Character Counts | February 28, 2015 1:12 pmKris Bryant is a top-10 Major League Baseball prospect and was the No. 2 overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft. But none of that has kept the 23-year-old from remembering...