A group of people who put tennis on TV all year just biked from Barcelona to London in support of a great cause: http://t.co/3tJSdeiWnt
— Pete Holtermann (@HolterMedia) September 30, 2013
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):
I've been tough on DeMarcus Cousins over the years, but deserves plenty of credit for donating $1 million to Sacramento families in need.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 1, 2013
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.
To Fieldhouse Media’s, Kevin DeShazo, for this tweet:
So happy for u RT @LoreleiDecker: When I said I was cancer free, @kdtrey5 instantly threw his hands in the air
KEEP IN MIND
As we flip the calendar from September to October, a reminder that sports leagues will be recognizing this:
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) September 30, 2013
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) September 30, 2013
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) September 24, 2013
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 26, 2013
CHERISH EVERY MOMENT
For the story behind the video below, read here.
FINAL THOUGHT: If you know of any sports person, team or organization doing good, please let me know via Twitter (@CadChica). I would love to share it in this blog and on my social media networks.
“Maybe together we can do our own good.”