#SportsDoingGood: 9/30/13

Leading off in today’s quick #SportsDoingGood post is the above tweet. To me, it doesn’t matter how those working in sports get involved, I just like to see involvement. In the case of Balls To Barcelona, cancer affected one of their own. It motivated them to do something about it. According to their website (ballstobarcelona.com):

ballstobarcelonaThe Barcelona to London trek to help battle testicular cancer concluded on Saturday. You can see pictures, watch videos and read more about their journey on Facebook and Tumblr .

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DeMarcus Cousins has had his ups and downs since being drafted in the 2010 NBA draft out of the University of Kentucky. Over the weekend, it was announced that the Sacramento Kings were signing Cousins to a 4 year/$62 million contract. At the end of the Kings’ press conference today announcing the signing, A Royal Pain blog states Cousins quietly announced he would be donating $1 million to help Sacramento families in need.

Whether an athlete announces it or not, it doesn’t matter to me. Provided it isn’t simply a PR move, I’ll applaud it every single time.

Well done, Mr. Cousins. Well done.

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HAT TIP

To Fieldhouse Media’s, Kevin DeShazo, for this tweet:

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