On tonight’s card, the first annual Knockout Poverty. It’s a charity boxing event, complete with dinner and dancing, to benefit All for Africa, an organization whose mission is to revolutionize development in the continent. Grammy award winner, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour and other special guests are set to make this an historic evening [...]
On October 26, 1985, in a football game against East Tennessee State, Marc Buoniconti suffered a dislocation of the C-3, 4 vertebrae, resulting in a severe spinal cord injury that would leave him paralyzed from the shoulders down. It was shortly thereafter that his father, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti would help found [...]
Brett Favre gets set to make an impact on the field today when the NY Jets host the Patriots in Favre’s home debut. Off the field, New Yorkers can probably expect Favre and his wife Deanna to make as big an impact on area charities.
In 1966 the future hall of fame quarterback established the [...]
On Sept. 11, fans across the country can make a difference by participating in the third annual NASCAR Foundation Blood and Marrow Drive. The event, the largest effort of its kind within the motorsports industry, will take place at 28 different Nascar venues across the country, allowing fans to donate blood and volunteer their names [...]
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has said it on more than one occasion: baseball is a social institution with important social responsibilities. Think of MLB reaching out and addressing the social issues that concern its legion of fans. Think of education and the environment. Think of health care. One of the most important issues, [...]
Every 30 minutes someone steps on a landmine.
You know, those small bombs strategically dispersed during a war to be used as another weapon against the enemy.
The problem is that after the war, these non-cleared lands present an even bigger danger. Because landmines can remain active in the ground for more than 50 years, these [...]