Charity fundraising

January 18, 2020 - 11:32 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt. Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of...
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) pulls in the game winning touchdown pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams (26) during overtime of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. The Vikings won 26-20. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
January 09, 2020 - 4:35 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — In the celebratory chaos of the victorious locker room, Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was approached after his game-winning touchdown catch in overtime in New Orleans by a man with a media credential asking if he could have his gloves for a charity event. Rudolph didn...
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January 08, 2020 - 8:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The holiday season is over but Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young still had some charity gift giving in mind: wiping out medical debt for hundreds of the city's residents. The 21-year-old star donated $10,000 to a medical debt erasure agency which relieved over $1 million in debt...
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Kangaroos graze in a field as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Australia deployed military ships and aircraft to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 02, 2020 - 9:43 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top American NBA prospect LeMelo Ball says he will donate some of the salary he receives from the National Basketball League's Illawarra Hawks to victims of the wildfires devastating eastern Australia. Ball, tipped to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft this...
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Kangaroos graze in a field as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Australia deployed military ships and aircraft to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 02, 2020 - 9:24 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top American NBA prospect LeMelo Ball says he will donate some of the salary he receives from the National Basketball League's Illawarra Hawks to victims of the wildfires devastating eastern Australia. Ball, tipped to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft this...
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People take the ice bucket challenge during the last "Plunge for Pete" event on what would have been Pete Frates' 35th birthday, at Good Harbor in Gloucester, Mass., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly ocean at the Massachusetts beach on Saturday to honor Peter Frates, the former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge. (John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP)
December 28, 2019 - 8:05 pm
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly ocean at a Massachusetts beach on Saturday to honor Peter Frates, the former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge. About 1,000 people showed up for the final “...
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George Trosset Jr. and George Trosset, who started surfing in Santa and Christmas costumes ten years ago behind their house on Christmas Eve, high five each other during the 10th annual Surfing Santas event in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. The event has grown and now raises money for two local non profits - Grind for Life, which helps with financial assistance for cancer patients, and the Florida Surf Museum. (Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 4:12 pm
COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Who needs a sleigh when you've got a surf board? Some 600 surfers dressed as Santa chose surfboards instead of sleighs on Tuesday during an annual Christmas Eve surfing fundraiser in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Almost 10,000 spectators also turned out for the 10th Annual Surfing...
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NCAA college football player, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow poses for a photo after winning the Heisman Trophy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason Szenes)
December 16, 2019 - 2:19 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joe Burrow's Heisman Trophy acceptance speech has inspired more than $150,000 in donations to a food pantry in his Ohio hometown. The effort started on Facebook on Sunday, with nearly $156,000 pledged to the Athens County Food Pantry. Many donations have come from Louisiana...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, left, looks for a way past Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 13, 2019 - 9:38 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — James Harden scored 54 points, hitting 10 of 15 3-pointers and 19 of 31 shots overall, in the Houston Rockets' 130-107 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Harden scored 50 or more for the fifth time this season and the fourth time in the last seven games. On...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Anderson .Paak arrives at the world premiere of "Spies in Disguise" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The Oxnard-born rapper and singer has announced his support of a performing arts center west of Los Angeles amid plans for the facility to close at the end of the year. Grammy-winning artist Anderson .Paak visited the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center urging fans to donate to keep the city-owned facility around, the Ventura County Star reported Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Rapper and singer Anderson .Paak is lending his support to an arts center facing closure in his Southern California hometown of Oxnard. The Grammy-winner visited the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center and urged his fans to donate to keep the city-owned facility open...
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