New York Jets' Oday Aboushi went on surgical mission to help 185 people smile
Associated Press | August 04, 2014 9:48 amCORTLAND, N.Y. -- There are 185 new smiles in Sudan these days, and Oday Aboushi helped create them all. Aboushi, an offensive lineman for the New York Jets, was part of a five-day surgical mission...
Armless man Tom Willis throws ceremonial first pitch in Kansas City
Character Counts | August 01, 2014 10:43 amTom Willis isn't letting being born without arms stop him from accomplishing a rare feat -- throwing the ceremonial first pitch in all 30 MLB stadiums. To date, he has thrown the first pitch in 22...
Charles Barkley offers to pay for children's funerals
Character Counts | July 30, 2014 9:49 amCharles Barkley is many things to many people. A Hall of Fame basketball player. A basketball analyst. An outspoken critic of pretty much anything. He's also a good guy. As reported
J.J. Watt Foundation hosting special tailgate to benefit middle-aged children
Arizona Sports | July 25, 2014 6:49 pmThe Wisconsin Badgers kick off their 2014 season with a Advocare Texas matchup against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Aug. 30. But that might not even be the biggest event of the night. Houston Texans...
Seattle Sounders help grant a wish
Character Counts | July 21, 2014 10:42 amXander Bailey's wish was to be part of the Seattle Sounders. Wish granted. Baily, 18, is battling cystic fibrosis. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he was able to not only train with...
Arizona Wildcats football players 'lift for life'
Character Counts | July 18, 2014 8:18 pmThe Arizona Wildcats football program has partnered with the nonprofit organization Uplifting Athletes to help children with rare diseases. Spokesman John Bronson said Arizona is the only Pac-12 school...
German World Cup champ helping sick children of Brazil
Character Counts | July 17, 2014 1:15 pmWinning a championship in any sport is a rewarding experience for an athlete. Mesut Özil knows the feeling well. Özil helped Germany to their fourth FIFA World Cup crown earlier this month in Brazil....
Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs team up to help Phoenix Children's Hospital
Character Counts | July 11, 2014 10:43 amThe Arizona Diamondbacks announced Friday a second Bleacher Creature plush doll of All-Star Paul Goldschmidt is available for purchase. Fans can now buy a $44 tax-deductible Goldschmidt doll in both...
Panthers running back gives up first-class seat to veteran
Character Counts | July 07, 2014 4:37 pmCarolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams' career has been a good one, and it has provided him with enough means to get the good seats when he travels by air. But the way he sees it, he may...
Indianapolis Colts players lead make over for home of Army veteran
Character Counts | July 04, 2014 11:44 amA new video features Indianapolis Colts players Pat McAfee and Coby Fleener leading a team that makes over an Army veteran's house. The video was posted to the