April 06, 2015 7:06 pmHighland High School senior pushes self to help friend cross finish line
Boy with leukemia signs one-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks
Character Counts | April 06, 2015 6:27 pmIt turned out to be a Monday that will live in infamy for one young fan of the Atlanta Hawks. Meet Lake, a Hawks fanatic diagnosed with leukemia, who signed a one-day contract with the organization...
College pitcher sacrifices senior season to help child
Character Counts | April 03, 2015 11:00 amAs a senior pitcher for the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Jason Boulais was looking forward to helping his team reach the postseason. There's a chance that will not happen, and it's for the...
Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein carves out time for a special fan
Character Counts | April 01, 2015 8:02 pmMarriage proposals from adoring fans aren't uncommon for high-profile athletes. Often times they come in the form of a sign at a game, a message on social media, or sometimes even
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,