Top Charitable Sports Stars to Inspire You During the Holidays.

The holidays are a great time to be charitable. There are many famous athletes who donate their time and money to important causes.

Some of the most famous charitable athletes include:

Sports Stars Inspire Holidays:

Serena Williams has done a lot of work to help other people. Her foundation, the Serena Williams Fund, helps women and girls have more opportunities. She has also given money to help after disasters like Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and Hurricane Dorian. In 2018, she gave $1 million to help people in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian caused a lot of damage.

The Players’ Tribune is a media outlet that allows athletes a voice to share their stories. Derek Jeter is its CEO and co-founder. In 1996, Jeter created the Turn 2 Foundation, an organization devoted to assisting young people in abstaining from drugs and alcohol. To far, the Foundation has given out more than $20 million in grants, and Jeter has personally given the organization more than $4 million.

In 2001, Jeter was also awarded the Roberto Clemente Award, which is given to the player who best embodies the spirit of the late baseball legend through their own charitable work.

Here’s a list of some of some of the athletes that make a difference with their charitable causes…

  • John Cena

    The American pro wrestler is well known for his charitable efforts. With 650 wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish foundation, the actor and WWE superstar was acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • LeBron James

    The NBA star has given more than $100 million in donations overall through the Lebron James Foundation. He has provided assistance to groups with a variety of goals in order to support basic necessities, education, and decent housing. From the start of his school to the awarding of scholarships.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo often contributes to the Make-A-Wish organization, Red Cross, and Save the Children. One of his most kindhearted acts was a $5 million donation he made to support rescue efforts in Nepal after an earthquake there in 2015 claimed over 8,000 lives.

  • Venus Williams

    Another athlete who gives back is Venus Williams. She founded the Elise Lintot Williams Foundation, which provides resources and support to families dealing with Williams Syndrome. The foundation also funds research to help find a cure for the rare genetic disorder.

  • Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning is another athlete who is known for his charitable work. He and his wife founded the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis. The hospital provides care for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

  • Russell Wilson

    Russell Wilson has made a point of supporting young people in impoverished regions by donating money from his clothing business, selling cleats at auction, and more. The mission’s purpose includes matching children with mentors to ensure their academic and general success.

  • Michael Phelps

    Through the Boys and Girls Club of America and Special Olympics International, the Phelps Foundation has given a learn-to-swim, healthy living, and goal-setting curriculum to more than 200,000 people worldwide. In addition to providing financial support for overall program costs, the Phelps Foundation also helps Boys & Girls Clubs with staffing, supplies, equipment, pool access, maintenance, and support materials including posters, medals, member handbooks, and various rewards.

  • Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey and the Ronda Rousey Charity collaborate with organizations like Didi Hirsch, which supports those dealing with mental illness and substance misuse and manages the Suicide Prevention Center. Ronda has a great deal of empathy for those who suffer from mental illness because she lost her father when she was only 8 years old.

  • David Beckham

    As a result of his work with UNICEF, Malaria No More UK, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, David Beckham received the Global Gift Philanthropist Award. The driving force behind the creation of a world where every child’s rights are realized is UNICEF.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    With a projected income of £300 million in 2022, the Mercedes racer donated roughly 7% of his earnings to charitable causes. Most importantly, Hamilton has supported youth, education, and employment, among other important issues.

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