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Michael Phelps Foundation Expands Program to 28 Boys & Girls Clubs

Foundation’s Water-Safety, Health & Wellness Program Now Available in 22 States & a U.S. Military Base in Naples, Italy.

The Michael Phelps Foundation today announced the expansion of its signature program to 28 Boys & Girls Clubs, including one on a U.S. Naval installation in Naples, Italy. The Foundation will work with each Boys & Girls Club to implement its signature program, a learn-to-swim program designed to grow the sport of swimming and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle, especially among children. The program was launched as a national pilot in 2010 with six Boys & Girls Clubs and has instructed more than 2,300 children how to swim, with more than 80% of the participants receiving swimming instruction (safe) for the first time in their lives. Continue reading

Dwight Howard Takes Kids on Shopping Spree

Dwight Howard Takes Kids on Shopping Spree

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The sexiest Superman in the NBA just got a little bit hotter. Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard spent time yesterday afternoon making 50 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida ecstatic. First, Howard presented the B&G Club with a check for $20,000. And then, he took the kids on a shopping spree at Finish Line…each kid was given a $100 gift card to the store located at the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida.

“I bought two pair of shoes, I bought a pair of Pumas and a pair of Chucks. Red Chucks. I really wanted the shoes,” said one kid.

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“It was pretty fun, you know. We laughed around, made a couple of jokes. I’m very appreciative for what he did for us,” said another.

Each year, the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF) honors a player who has dedicated his efforts off the court for the purpose of enhancing others’ lives. So it’s no surprise that Howard has won the award three times. In addition to receiving the award, the player is granted $50,000 from the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation to donate to the charity of his choice.

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Just a few things sexy D-How has done to enhance the lives of others:

Donated $25,000 to the Parramore Kidz Zone to refurbish the locker room area.

Donated $25,000 to “Blessings in a Backpack” to provide kids from Lake Como Elementary with a nutritious meal on the weekends.

Visited children over the holidays at Florida Children’s Hospital.

Gave 160 children per game a chance to see the Magic play through his ticket program ‘Friends of Superman.’

Gave away 100/$100 Publix gift cards and 100 emergency preparedness kits to 100 Central Florida families.

Donated gifts and met with families for the Magic holiday party with underprivileged children and their families…

I think you get the idea.  Dwight Howard is indeed a mighty-mighty-fine man…

Keep on keeping on D-How…I like what I see.

As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com