SBD/Issue 236/Sports & Society

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  • Charity Stripe: Steve Young Leading Group To Ghana In Spring

    Steve Young’s Foundation
    Shows Interest In Ghana
    Pro Football HOFer Steve Young and his wife, Barb, “plan to visit Ghana next spring as part of a philanthropic inspection tour.” The Forever Young Foundation has become involved in three projects in the country, and a “traveling party of about 40 staff and board members, plus major donors, will go to see the results.” Others invited on the trip include Celtics Exec Dir of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, who served a Mormon mission in Ghana, as well as Olympic speed skating Gold Medalists Johann Olav Koss and Joey Cheek. Cheek donated his $40,000 in Olympic prize money to Koss’ Right to Play foundation, and Forever Young will also make a $100,000 donation (S.F. CHRONICLE, 9/3).

    TRUE TO THE U: Redskins RB Clinton Portis and Cardinals RB Edgerrin James, both former players at the Univ. of Miami, were honored at halftime of the Florida State-Miami football game Monday night for each making $250,000 donations to the school. Both donated to the weight room and Football Coaches Office Fund, while Portis also donated to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund (MIAMI HERALD, 9/5).

    RIVALRY PUT ON HOLD: The Yankees sent a bouquet of flowers to Red Sox P Jon Lester, who is being treated for anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Yankees manager Joe Torre, who missed part of the ’99 season after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, said, “That kind of thing circumvents all of that (rivalry) stuff. ... You’re talking about a serious issue and all everyone wants is for that kid to get well” (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 9/6).

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