From the Huffington Post:
Lance Armstrong took the defeat of cancer and turned it into a victory for all those affected. Michael Phelps used the $1 million bonus he earned from Speedo to work with various charitable programs to promote water safety and encourage youth swimming. Alyssa Milano launched UNICEF’s famous Trick or Treat campaign. And Entourage’s Adrian Grenier is as famous for his work as an environmentalist as he is for his acting, and he most recently shattered the record for the most expensive bottle of whiskey ever sold at auction, bidding it off for $94,000 benefiting SHFT’s green initiatives.
In addition to New York Yankees programs such as—National Hope Week—I am also enormously proud of the contributions from my Yankees teammates such as relief pitcher David Robertson’s involvement in the Special Olympics. And, of course, Nick Swisher’s very own “Swish’s Wishes.”
It is this list of generosity and goodwill that has inspired me to get involved with Harlem RBI—a baseball, softball and academic enrichment organization with the mission to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn and grow.