Sam Dekker and Olivia Harlan have used their upcoming nuptial to raise over $15,000 for the Children’s Cancer Family Foundation. “When we sat down and talked about our wedding, we both realized we’re both blessed with so many things and we’re in a position to really help people and get a wide spread reach to help people,” Dekker said.
Three of the special guests at Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game were off to the side during Friday’s pre-game press conference at Dr Pepper Ballpark. […] The players were Rome Shubert and Trent Beazley — two members of the Santa Fe High School baseball team — and Noah Silva, who is a member of the Santa Fe High School basketball team. All three students were shot when a lone gunman burst into their high school and tragically opened fire on May 18. In a show of support, organizers at Nowitzki’s event invited Shubert, Beazley and Silva to be part of Friday’s festivities. They figured it would help with the healing process in the wake of eight students and two teachers getting killed during this senseless shooting over three weeks ago.
No matter what decision LeBron James makes during free agency this summer, he will be in northeast Ohio come the end of July. In his hometown of Akron — where street signs bear his “King James” moniker, his high school gym is an unofficial shrine to his playing days there and a gigantic poster of him holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2016 is plastered to the side of a building — James will be opening a public school July 30. He is the school’s largest individual donor.
James is not the first NBA player to open a school, but he is the first active player to do so. David Robinson founded Carver Academy in Texas in 2001, and Jalen Rose founded the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit. Unlike Rose’s and Robinson’s schools, James’ school will not be a charter school.
Whether or not James is in a Cavaliers uniform next season, the foundation staff will be there managing the school. “It’s not easy, but it’s so rewarding,” Campbell said, her eyes welling with tears. “And it doesn’t matter where he plays basketball. He can play here. He can play in Chicago. He can go to LA, Philly, wherever the rumors are. It doesn’t really matter because this is bigger than basketball.”
This year, Durant may have produced his kindest gesture yet. Working with the Boys & Girls Clubs in the Bay Area, Durant mentored several children and even surprised four of them by paying the tuition for their first year of college.