Jeff Allen – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Jeff Allen – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Every athlete needs a backup plan. With odds stacked against a career in professional sports, ensuring knowledge and job skills are attained for life outside of the playing field has become a passion for NFL lineman Jeff Allen.Continue reading

Karina LeBlanc – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Karina LeBlanc – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson As a young girl in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Karina LeBlanc realized to attain her dream, she needed to seek help. That bold decision to reach out to her community changed her life as the two-time Olympian servedContinue reading

Bo Porter – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year

Bo Porter – Nominated for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson One simple act of kindness turned in to a lifetime of giving back for former major league baseball player Bo Porter. Growing up in the inner-city district of Newark, New Jersey, a neighborhood friend offered a lending handContinue reading

Julius Thomas – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Julius Thomas – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Learning to read is the backbone for any education. Julius Thomas wants to ensure kids have this skill in their playbook of life, sharing the message that “Reading Equates to Success’’. A tight end who used to catchContinue reading

Thomas Davis – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Thomas Davis – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Throughout his life, Thomas Davis has been surrounded by those who possess strength and compassion. It’s no coincidence Davis, a 12-year NFL veteran with the Carolina Panthers, now shows that with his philanthropic work. The Thomas Davis DefendingContinue reading

Kyle Rudolph – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Kyle Rudolph – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Pitching in to help others comes natural to Kyle Rudolph. The Minnesota Vikings’ tight end was always willing to lend a hand to teammates seeking charitable contributions. But this year, Rudolph took a step forward when he, alongContinue reading

Tavon Mason – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Tavon Mason – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Tavon Mason enjoyed a brief NFL career that has led to a longevity of giving back. After two preseason stints with the New York Jets followed by a year in the Arena Football League, Mason stepped away fromContinue reading

Marc Leishman – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Marc Leishman – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Knowing first-hand the difficulties family’s face after a loved one deals with a serious medical issue, Marc Leishman helps to alleviate some of that burden befallen on others. In 2015, Leishman’s wife, Audrey, was suffering from Acute RespiratoryContinue reading

Bas Rutten – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Bas Rutten – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Turning childhood adversities in to causes as an adult often drives those who suffered. Mixed Martial Artist Bas Rutten experienced childhood being bullied by other kids due to the effects of a skin disorder, eczema, while also dealingContinue reading

Heather Bown – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Heather Bown – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson Having the opportunity to put a smile on somebody else’s face is the joy that brings a smile to Heather Bown’s heart. A busy youth filled with sports activities left Bown little time for anything other than herContinue reading

Cullen Jones is an All Stars of Giving Nominee

Cullen Jones is an All Stars of Giving Nominee During a trip to a nearby water amusement park, Cullen Jones had to be rescued from drowning at the age of five. Less than 20 years later he set a world record in the 50-meter freestyle. Not only did that experienceContinue reading

Hannah Storm – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Hannah Storm – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year By Erik Erlendsson The warm and inviting smile Hannah Storm shares with viewers of ESPN goes beyond what is seen on just the screen. Storm created the Hannah Storm Foundation to help children who suffer from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks.Continue reading

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