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Originally Posted by exile
Its good to see celebrities not only endorse things, but also live it. Unfortunately more gets reported about the negative than the positive. However I do think some athletes do it because they care and not for the publicity.
I really believe that a lot of good could come out of the reporting of what celebrities and ordinary people to help others--and not just special interest stories.
I live in SW Pennsylvania and was amazed when the Steelers played the Jets in the playoffs to learn that Darrelle Revis, Jets corner back from Aliquippa--a small town north of Pittsburgh-- has devoted a lot of time and money into helping get the kids in his home town off the streets, out of gangs, away from drugs, etc. He speaks, donates time, and money. The local news talked about his charity, but also spent the same amount of time talking to his aunt's neighbors to find out how they feel about living next to a "Jets Fan" and how she has fun wearing her Jets jersey around town.
Maybe the idea of playing it forward would be a reality if we could only see, hear, or read about the good deeds of other...
Ok, now I'm off my soap box.