After a long season of putting in work, most professional athletes cherish their out of season months, and use the time off to relax with family. For some the work is never done.
These athletes have put their recuperation needs aside to to give back. See what charitable duties these athletes have been up to in the off season.
These Miami Dolphins players went on tour visiting troops overseas. While they are still getting some recreation in, these players made time to stop by a U.S. Navy Support base in Italy and Jordan to visit with families.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 9, 2017
The Lakers small forward is in season and is still finding time to give back. When he isn’t on the road or practicing, he is apparently showing love to our National Guard. Many people are speculating this could be the 18-season player’s last go around.
These three NFL players recently returned from a week in Southwest Asia on a USO/NFL tour, a part of the NFL’s Salute to Service partnership with the USO. Yahoo News reported the trio met 1,435 service members stationed in Kuwait. They visited military units, participated in ceremonies, went on tours and participated in military-themed athletic competitions. They also visited Camp Buehring USO Center, which provides a place for military members to contact family, play video games or watch a movie and relax. The NFL has committed $5 million to the USO over the next three years for expansion.
The Tennessee Titans defensive end took the time to show members of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell the ropes, quite literally. He joined them for a workout April 11.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) April 11, 2017
When Gronk isn’t partying with Steve Aoki during Miami Music Week he is helping raise money for kids with cancer at Boston area hospitals. He held a Super Bowl raffle earlier this year raising $110,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital. Most recently he went to surprise some school children who raised $17,000 for One Mission Buzz Off, an event where people shave their heads in support of kids with cancer.
Visited all the kids at Sheffield Elementary today and it was fantastic. The best part is the Q&A with the kids and one of them asked "what's your favorite ice cream?" I answered with cookies & cream and the kids stared going so wild over it and jumping up and down all over cookies & cream answer. The best. Still can't believe they raised more that $17k for @buzzforkids! Way to go!
ICYMI, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is the new spokesperson for Playtex, encouraging young girls to stay in sports and to not let their period be a deterrent from anything. On April 9 she popped over to the Wendy Hillard Gymnastics Foundation, which provides free and low cost gymnastics to kids, with a $10,000 dollar check.