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12 SPORTS SUPERSTARS, LEADERS IN PHILANTHROPY, CLOSE RANKS TO LAUNCH ATHLETES FOR HOPE
An elite group of professional athletes have joined forces to launch Athletes for Hope, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization to help athletes, their fans, and the corporate community do more to make the world a better place. Athletes for Hope’s 12 Founding Athletes hail from different sports but share a common passion for philanthropy. They are: Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning and Cal Ripken, Jr. These Founding Athletes have come together to "pass the passion" and ignite a movement of giving back.
Athletes for Hope will work with athletes to match their philanthropic goals with the needs of charities and will also help businesses design effective charitable programs that involve athletes. By building upon the special bond between athletes and their fans, Athletes for Hope strives to inspire millions of people to follow the lead of athletes in a philanthropic movement. Athletes for Hope’s Founding Athletes are inviting fans to join this movement and inspire others to get active in their local communities. Fans have a number of ways to get involved with Athletes for Hope: for more information please visit www.athletesforhope.org.