April 23, 2015 10:57 amFormer Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe says one last, special goodbye
Minnesota Vikings receiver one of many who attended young girl's birthday party
Character Counts | April 21, 2015 4:26 pmFew things are better than when society comes steps up big. Last week, Mackenzie Moretter of Shakopee, Minnesota, turned 10. Her birthday party was scheduled for Saturday, but with just days left before...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end William Gholston repays favor ... with interest
Character Counts | April 13, 2015 8:55 amOne day when William Gholston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a senior in high school in Detroit, his car ran out of gas. He found a service station nearby, but like many young drivers, didn't have...
OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook donates car to single mother
Character Counts | April 07, 2015 11:17 amRussell Westbrook scored 41 points in February's NBA All-Star Game in leading the West to a 163-158 win over the East. Along with a trophy, the Oklahoma City guard also earned a car. But Westbrook,...
Highland High School senior pushes self to help friend cross finish line
Adam Green | April 06, 2015 7:06 pmCompeting in and finishing a triathlon is not an easy task. Doing so while helping a friend also get through the course, which involves swimming, cycling and running, would seem like too much to handle. But...
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