For the fourth consecutive year, Athletes for Hope held a September 11th national service week to honor our nation’s fallen heroes. We received an incredible response from athletes across the country who felt empowered to give back during this important time. Pro and Olympic athletes from eight different sports, including basketball, bobsledding, football, gymnastics, skiing, soccer, tennis, and volleyball volunteered with charities across many causes and states around the United States. A few of this year’s 9-11 campaign athlete-charity connections include:
- Sacramento Kings Forward Thomas Robinson did several fun activities such as playing music and basketball with a group of children at The Sacramento Children’s Home in Sacramento, CA
- Olympic Bobsledder Jeremy Holm, Olympic Gymnast Missy Marlowe, and Olympic Freestyle Aerialist Fuzz Feddersen inspired children as they discussed their Olympic journeys at the Sugarhouse Boys and Girls Club in Salt Lake City, UT
- Arena League Football player Dan Huff brightened the day of many children at Children’s Hospital of Saint Peters in New Brunswick, NJ
- Led by Coach Carin Gabarra, 15 members of the US Women’s Navy Soccer Team helped children do their homework and send letters to our nation’s troops at the Annapolis Boys and Girls Club in Annapolis, MD.
- US Women’s Soccer player Heather O’Reilly captivated her audience of children ranging from age 6-13 at the Wang YMCA of Chinatown in Boston, MA. Heather spoke about her recent journey to London and held a soccer clinic with the kids.