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SBD/Issue 236/Sports & Society
Charity Stripe: Steve Young Leading Group To Ghana In Spring
Published September 6, 2006
|Steve Young’s Foundation
Shows Interest In Ghana
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).