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  • Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks grant a wish for four-year-old

    This is really, really cool. The Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins were preparing for an outdoor game at Soldier Field on Friday — the night before the game — when Chicago captain Jonathan Toews brought a special guest onto the ice. That skater? None other than a cancer-stricken four year old named Nicholas Skretkowski, wearing […]
  • Liberty High School’s Logan Johnston named Fulton Homes Character Counts Monthly Winner

    Logan Johnston has always been a gifted athlete, experiencing success in every sport she’s played. However, that’s not the only way she excels. The Liberty High School junior used time spent on the sideline due to a shoulder injury to impact the lives of others, becoming a coach for Unified Sports. Through the Special Olympics, […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks players partake in Ahwatukee Little League game

    The Arizona Diamondbacks hosted Little League teams from Ahwatukee, Ariz., Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. Diamondbacks players Didi Gregorius, Cody Ross, A.J. Pollock and Brad Ziegler participated in the exhibition and gave the kids new uniforms as part of the D-backs Give Back Jersey Program. The team’s mascot, Baxter, even […]
  • Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman makes some young kids smile

    Warning: You may be forced to change your opinion of Richard Sherman after reading this and watching the video below. Recently, 10-year-old Nikolas wrote a story that said the Seahawks’ Pro Bowl cornerback reminded him of the movie Wreck It Ralph — namely the part where video game villain Zangief said “And I say, Zangief […]
  • Philadelphia 76ers make a very special signing

    The Philadelphia 76ers made a big-time signing over the weekend. The team signed Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down syndrome, to a two-day contract. Grow scored 14 points and nailed a pair of three-pointers over the final two games of the varsity season for Bensalem High School after the team’s coaches put the […]
  • Pacers’ Roy Hibbert brightens the day of third grade class in Indianapolis

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert played in his second All-Star Game on Sunday, but he is no stranger to making an impact off the court as well. He recently visited a third grade class at the Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis, as shown in a video posted to YouTube by the NBA. Lots of […]
  • UAB football team makes sure Tim Alexander is always part of the team

    Tim Alexander is not a normal football player. The tight end’s career took a major detour on Oct. 28, 2006, when he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident with a broken neck and spinal cord injury. During the accident, Alexander, who was riding in the back of a friend’s car at […]
  • Dario Cologna understands what it means to be an Olympian

    The Olympics are about competition, sure, but they’re also about sportsmanship. And you need look no further than Swiss skier Dario Cologna for that. Colgna won the gold for the 15K classical-style cross-country race Friday with a time of 38:29:7, which was incredibly impressive. However, it was what he did after winning that may have […]
  • UNC men’s basketball gives special fan a day to remember

    The UNC men’s basketball team is in the midst of a season-high five-game win streak, but its greatest victory may have come off the court this week. Thanks to One Carolina, a student-led initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill, Anthony Hernandez, a 12-year-old boy with muscular dystrophy from Morganton, N.C., was treated to a very, special day […]
  • NFL stars tackle bullying in USA documentary

    The NFL and USA Network partnered together to produce the third annual “Characters Unite” documentary, which aired last week on USA. The Miami Dolphins’ bullying allegations cast a darkness over much of the 2013 NFL season, so the latest USA documentary focused on some of the positive figures in the league and the steps being […]

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