By RanterX on June 20, 2014
Recently, celebrities teamed up with professional athletes to raise more than $460,000 for youth sports. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise money to help children find love in sports as a way to fight America’s youth obesity and academic failure. Along with the celebrities who attended the event, here are 10 celebrities who love to support youth sports.
Model Heidi Klum was one of the celebrities who attended the second annual gala dinner to raise money for youth sports. The event was put on by Up2Us, a non-profit organization based in New York.
The Mia Hamm Foundation partially provides opportunities for young women to be given the chance to play sports.
Country singer Wade Bowen plays in the Reckless Kelly Softball Jam in Round Rock, an event that raised money for a $300,000 renovation project for a youth baseball field.
NHL star and Olympic medalist Teemu Selanne runs the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation, which is a nonprofit that provides opportunities for children who want to play sports.
World-class poker champion and author Annie Duke hosts the Teemu Selanne Celebrity Classic, which is a celebrity poker tournament that benefits the Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation.
Tiger Woods has used his international fame to help children learn how to play golf as well as be given the opportunity to play the sport.
The Tony Hawk Foundation supports children by providing recreational programs and building public skateboard parks in low-income neighborhoods.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps started the Michael Phelps Foundation as a way to teach kids how to swim.
Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation provides the necessarily tools to help motivate children to get outside and play sports, instead of getting caught up in alcohol or drugs.
Rapper Snoop Dogg supports youth sports in multiple ways, including coaching. He also donates money to events that are centered on teaching kids how to play sports and stay active.
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