Kudos to Kareem – Make Someone’s Day Sport Story
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a giant in basketball and he continues to be a giant in life. I'm not sure why this was getting airtime this past week - he did this back in 2019 - but I didn't see it then. What did he do? He sold his NBA championship rings, trophies, and other memorabilia
Make someone’s day sports story – the surgeon who ran part of a marathon to pick up a liver for transplant!
This sounds crazy. Charles Rowe, a 66 year old patient had waited 15 months for a liver transplant in a Philadelphia hospital due to complications from hepatitis C. A liver was found and the driver went to pick it up. But with a half marathon and other races going on in the city, the driver
MAKE SOMEONE’S DAY SPORTS STORY IS ABOUT CHEER
It takes a lot of work, gymnastics, and practice to be successful at cheer these days, as many parents will tell you. And for one girl in Nebraska, a lot of guts and determination. As reported by Yahoo Sports, “ A week and a half before the Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Championships, three freshmen
Snow Down! Make someone’s day sports story!
Before the winter leaves, and it looks to be showing up In all sorts of places this year, (right southern California?), it’s time to focus on a newer winter sport, the second annual World Snow Sculpting Competition in Stillwater, Minnesota. This year’s championship was won by a local team for the first time, using over
Row row row your boat – across the Atlantic!
The make someone's day sports story today is about rowing - rowing over 3000 miles across the treacherous Atlantic. Solo. As reported by the Good News Network, 23-year old Mariam Payne became the first woman to row across the Atlantic, taking 59 days, 16 hours, and 36 minutes, before arriving in Antigua last Friday. The
Make Someone’s Day Sports story – 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award
Walter “Sweetness” Payton was both a great NFL player and a great humanitarian. The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is presented annually by the NFL to honor a player’s commitment to philanthropy and community impact, as well as his excellence on the field, awarded to Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott. Overcoming adversity and striving
Sports make someone’s day – what’s the biggest league in the US doing to help others?
I’ve written before about the remarkable way many individual athletes help people in their community through their foundations. But what about the largest league in the US? Two weeks before the Super Bowl, the NFL announced it is expanding its partnership with the Players Coalition for an additional five years and a new $15 million
Make Someone’s Day sports story – sometimes good deeds pay off in more ways than one
When you make someone's day, the reward is usually the appreciation from others, often said with the four words "you made my day." Or sometimes "you saved my life." Which is what a mechanic did during the blizzard last month that blanketed upper New York. As reported by the Good News Network, "Jay broke a
A Marathon of a Sports Story
It’s January 13, have you started your new year’s resolutions? Does that include running a marathon? I’m lucky to make it through a 5k (barely!) so anyone who runs a marathon or two, my hats off to them. How about running not one or two, not 30, but 365 marathons in ONE YEAR?! Gary McKee
Over 200,000 fans make someone’s day
The Make Someone’s Day sports story of the day is about YOU! OK maybe not you specifically but to the over 200,000 people out there who have donated to Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin’s gofundme page to provide toys for children in need. For those that don’t know, Damar Hamlin was hit in a football