Articles in Category: Foundation Spotlight
Check Out an Exclusive Interview with the Former Giant!!
Our Beyond the Athlete feature focuses on a great athlete that has been on the cover of fitness magazines, been all over the media hosting radio and TV shows, a Super Bowl champion and runs great foundation that gives back to the community.
Did I mention he was a punter in the NFL? Former New York Giant Steve Weatherford is the perfect example of an athlete building their brand while still being active in the game. With his release from football earlier in the year, Steve is now an active member of the media hosting on weekends with ESPN NY as well as being very active in the community with his charitable foundation.
Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page was able to sit down with Steve to discuss his foundation, joining the media, his career in the NFL, life as a punter in the NFL, life after football and his upcoming projects.
David Tyree Gives Back to NYC!!!
This past Tuesday, former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree hosted the 4th annual Charity Bowl at Lucky Strike in downtown New York City. Tyree, who is infamous for the Super Bowl XLII helmet catch, invited former and current Giants out to support Children of the City to raise money for disadvantaged children and their families.
Giants Come Out and Support Teammate!!
NY Giants linebacker Spencer Paysinger teamed with Lunar Sports Group to help raise money Intensive Therapeutics non profit charitable organization that provided group and individual therapy services to children with autism.
The Hawks Give Back On Vet Day
Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism.
I had the privilege to be part of a celebration with the Atlanta Hawks. The entire team visited the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Bowling To Help The Children Of the City!!
This past month, former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree hosted the 3 annual Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City at Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Tyree, best known for the Super Bowl XLII “Helmet Catch,” invited former and current Giants teammates out to support his organization to raise money to break the cycle of poverty for disadvantaged children and their families.
Back Sports Page recently attended the Children of the City Bowling event hosted by former New York Giant David Tyree. On Hand were multiple members of the current Giants roster. Read more about the event and the Children of the City.
The Story Of An NBA Champion!!
For the past fourteen years, Mike Miller has given his all to the National Basketball Association. He can recall the majority of the games in his career, despite his wife jokingly insisting he has a bad memory of everything else.
Still, ever since he could actually remember, Miller began working on his notable 3-pointer in small town, South Dakota with his family. I was fortunate," said Miller. "My uncles, my dad and his brothers, they all played basketball. Then I had two older brothers who played. Being the youngest of three brothers, you tag along and do anything to spend more time with them, even though they don't want to spend time with you. For us, that was basketball. Our whole family, it was all basketball. I picked it up early."
Run For The Cause!!
Brent Celek has a lot to be excited about these days…and who could blame him? Winning a division title in 2014, playing under offensive juggernaut Chip Kelly, planning a trip to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and his alma mater, Cincinnati, off to a great start in college basketball. But none of these things can provide Brent with the same satisfaction he receives from his true passion… the “Take Flight Foundation.
Last Thursday night, former Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus returned home to host a charity event to benefit Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. Teaming up with Cubs Charities, DeJesus and his wife, Kim, kicked off the first annual “Strike a Chord” celebrity karaoke fundraiser at American Junkie in downtown Chicago.
Over the years, Coach Charlie Weis has helped develop professional and student athletes, while also devoting his utmost attention to his own family. The wisdom that he continues to share with his family and peers is a nod to the invaluable information he has gathered both on and off the field.
Charlie Weis was born in Trenton, the capital of New Jersey. After graduating from Notre Dame in 1978, Weis began his professional coaching career under Bill Parcells, when he was named offensive assistant and assistant special teams coach with the New York Giants in 1990. That year, The Giants went on to win Super Bowl XXV at the end of that season, beating the Buffalo Bills by a score of 20-19. As an assistant, Weis served under Bill Parcells with the Giants, Jets and Patriots.
Growing up, Jason Thompson knew early on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. He has made it his life’s mission to help educate fellow athletes, children, and young adults about the causes for which he feels most passionate.
Jason Thompson grew up in small town New Jersey, but grew fast among his peers. At nearly 7 feet tall, Thompson elected to attend Rider University, where he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game in 2007. This was accomplished by only two other collegiate players in a single season, one being Kevin Durant.
In 2008, Thompson was drafted by the Sacramento Kings 12th overall in the NBA Draft. He has averaged 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds over his career.
Reggie Evans may not be a high profile name like his new teammate Kevin Garnett with the Brooklyn Nets. However in Pensacola, Florida Evans is everyone’s favorite hometown hero. Evans played at Woodham High School where he stood out enough to play at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas before getting recruited by now UCLA Head Coach Steve Alford to play at the University of Iowa. While being a star at Iowa Evans was named Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2001 and Second Team All-Big Ten in 2002.
Since he entered the league in 2009, tight end Bear Pascoe has withstood the testament of what it takes to be a reliable NFL player. His balanced footwork, resilient approach, and dependable receiving ability have made him a solid option in the New York Giants offense.
When NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals as the 3rd overall pick in 1980, he was regarded as one of the most intimidating linemen in recent history. His rigorous workout routine and 6’6’’ stature helped solidify a potent Bengals offense, while frightening defenses around the league. Munoz went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, compiling 11 Pro Bowls, 3 Offensive Lineman of the Year Awards, 2 AFC Championships, a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and a Bart Starr Man of the Year Award.