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How the Pros Give Back

Thanksgiving is a time for giving. See how these generous athletes deliver off the field as well!

Charities - The Keyshawn Johnson Education Foundation

Keyshawn Johnson retired from the NFL after 11 seasons as one of the game's top wide receivers. But while he was playing, he never forgot where he came from. The Inglewood, California native has always been positive influence in his old neighborhood. His foundation raises money for educational scholarships for under-privileged students. He also hosts around 150 kids ever year to have a Thanksgiving meal with him!

Charities - The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

At 7'2", the Houston Rockets' Dikembe Mutombo is one of the NBA's biggest men and he also happens to have an even bigger heart. Mutombo has given a lot of his time and money funding medical projects in his native Congo. In memory of his late mother, Mutombo opened the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital in 2007. The project cost $29 million and Dikembe donated $3.5 million of his own money to fund the project. The 200-bed facility serves to help give better medical attention to the kids and residents of this poor African nation.

Charities - The Lance Armstrong Foundation

Lance Armstong's foundation raised more than $13 million in 2006 for cancer education and research. A cancer survivor himself, Armstrong is committed to helping find a cure, as well as helping other cancer survivors like himself. One of the ways Lance raises money is through the popular yellow LIVESTRONG wristband. The foundation has sold more than 75 million wristbands worldwide.

Charities - The Mario Lemieux Foundation

In the early '90s, Super Mario proved he wasn't invincible after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After he beat the disease, the former Pittsburgh Penguins star started his foundation to help fund medical research projects. In 2001, the foundation donated $5 million to the University of Pittsburgh to establish the Mario Lemieux Centers for Patient Care and Research.

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LUCYQWERTY123
well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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