We see plenty from professional athletes about how glamorous and fancy their lives can be. We see Instagram posts full of exotic vacations, Snapchat’s full of fancy car pics, and TikTok’s involving fancy dinners.
But all athlete’s money doesn’t always go to extravagance and excess. Some professional athletes find it important to give back to causes that mean something to them. Maybe it’s schools, or disease, or hunger. Some athletes just love to give back to those less fortunate.
In this time of global crisis, athletes such as Zion Williamson, and Kevin Love have given their own money to help support the people in their industry.
“Athletes for COVID-19 Relief” is a fund that has started where athletes have donated memorabilia to auction off to help those affected by the global pandemic gripping our world. The Olympic gold medal winning swimmer, Nathan Adrian donated one of his racing suits. Women’s World Cup winner Rose Lavelle has donated a signed jersey.
You can go to AthletesRelief.org for more information.
Here we’ve put together a list of athletes who aren’t shy about donating money and time to causes they find important. We all need a little extra good in our lives right now, so take a few minutes and read about some stars using their wealth and platform for good.
Stephen Curry is one of the most beloved star athletes in the world due to his down-to=earth persona and generosity. Curry and his wife Ayesha have become one of sport’s power couples in the last few years, and it’s easy to see why.
In 2017, Curry donated over $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief. In 2019, he donated enough money to establish a golf team at Howard University. In 2018, Steph gave the wife of a golfer $25,000 as she fought cancer.