View Full Version : The awesomness of pro athletes

08-07-2013, 05:40 PM
The media focuses way too much on the negative stories that are really only a minority. Not enough of the good stuff that athletes do.


08-07-2013, 05:45 PM

08-08-2013, 10:13 AM
I don't remember who said this but it was said...

When I read the paper I only read the sports pages because I'd rather read about mans success instead of our failures...

It is too often now that we struggle to even find the success stories in the sports column...this reminds us it is there in sports and in life, we just need to look a little deeper, a little longer, but we can find it.

Sieze the day we've heard it before...I say remember these little ones that have so much to fight for, we are blessed to be here no matter how long we stay...remember these guys and these stories. Teach the ones we love, fight for them, let them know we care, for tomorrow we may find our chance is over...and we don't get to re-spawn in the game of life.

Thanks - Retro!

08-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Great thread Retro. There are tons of these stories. Actually way more athletes doing good than bad, but it's not "news" because it doesn't sell.

My favorite NFL player, Jared Allen, has a charity called Homes for Wounded Warriors.
From the website:

Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of raising money to build or modify the homes of America's injured Military Veterans. H4WW helps to build or modify homes so they are handicap accessible and comfortable for our wounded vets.

Homes for Wounded Warriors was formed in October of 2009 by the MN Viking Jared Allen after he returned home from his USO trip to US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared Allen was moved by the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom. He wanted to say thank you to every soldier in the only way that Jared Allen knows how. By embracing the conflict and making a positive life-changing difference in the lives of those who need it most, Jared and his H4WW will help make life for wounded vets just a little bit easier.