You must have heard about a number of famous celebrities in your lifetime, whether they are from Bollywood industry, Business Tycoon or a sports personalities or any other field. It is evident that there are a number of well-known personalities who feel their responsibility towards society or communities and they also give back to the society. Moreover, we have come across several celebrities who works with charitable trusts throughout the year to support various causes around the globe. So, here in this particular post we will discuss some of the Charitable sports persons, let’s start with this post.
David Beckham is an ambassador for UNICEF and also helps in the Unite Against AIDS Campaign. Interestingly, the player has his own charity named the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust. Beckham supports numerous charity programs which comprised of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Peace One Day, the Red Cross, Malaria No More, and more.
The Pujols Family Foundation run by Albert Pujols and his wife, Deidre, was founded in the year 2005, which serves to promote awareness, which provides hopes and fulfills the materialistic needs of poor families as well as and children who live with Down syndrome. This foundation has arranged a number of trips just to help the Dominican Republic.
Eli Manning also supports a number of charities which comprised of March of Dimes and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, Phoenix House, the Red Cross, and more. Furthermore, for University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, Eli donated $2.5 million and for the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss Opportunity Scholarship fund, he contributed $1 million.
Larry Fitzgerald charitable trust named as The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, Larry works for several campaigns and to help different projects he also traveled to Ethiopia with Anquan Boldin and Oxfam America, the projects comprised of working on an irrigation project and planting trees. In conjunction to this, the fund is being donated to various causes, Recreation’s youth football program and Minneapolis Park received a donation of 1,000 football helmets from The First Down Fund.
Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen run the program called as Kershaw’s Challenge, the goal of this program is to change the lives of at-risk communities and children. Clayton Kershaw donates regularly portions of his paychecks to causes in Africa. Furthermore, Kershaw and his wife also run an orphanage in Zambia, Lukasa, in the year 2013, Kershaw was honored with the Branch Rickey Award. This award is honors to the one in baseball who contribute and donate without any self-motive to their communities and the persons who are role models for young people. In the year 2012, Kershaw was presented with the Roberto Clemente Award, this award honors the topmost humanitarian Major League Baseball player. Kershaw an idol charity worker also supports a number of other programs comprised of Habitat for Humanity.
Serena Williams is Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF the tennis player has received several accolades for her charity work, which comprised of the Celebrity Role Model Award from the Avon Foundation for her selfless work for fighting breast cancer, and for support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, she received award and appreciation of the Young Heroes Award. The Ambassador of UNICEF traveled to Ghana for better education for children in the nations in the process of development throughout the globe.
In the year 1996 Derek Jeter established Turn 2 Foundation the mission of this foundation is to support and create signature activities and programs to motivate young generation to get rid of alcohol and drugs. During the tenure of 17 years Turn 2 Foundation, this foundation has donated above $ 18 million to various causes.
Jeff Gordon runs a foundation called Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation which was founded in the year 2009 with the aim to reach no child will face cancer i.e. no cancer at all. Gordon’s foundation established a Non-profit organization at Riley Hospital for Children the foundation named Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund, cost of this foundation is amounted to $1.5 million. This foundation developing the treatment for solid tumors.
So, my lovely readers now you know who all in the sports field also works selflessly for various charitable trusts. Thanks for reading, keep reading, keep motivating!! Kudos to the readers!!