Coyotes' Vermette, Yandle do 'Ice Bucket Challenge' to raise ALS awareness
Arizona Sports | August 07, 2014 10:49 pmHockey players are used to playing in frigid conditions, but the following has got to cold, even for them. Several Arizona Coyotes players have started doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which...
Sun Devils football players brighten day of Phoenix Children's Hospital patients
Character Counts | August 05, 2014 2:37 pmA group of Arizona State football players recently headed over to Phoenix Children's Hospital, volunteering to spend time with the young patients. ASU Athletics released a video Tuesday featuring quarterback...
New York Jets' Oday Aboushi went on surgical mission to help 185 people smile
Associated Press | August 04, 2014 10:48 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 11:43 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 10:49 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 7:49 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 11:42 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 9:18 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 2:15 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 11:43 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...