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    Cards QB Warner Named NFL's "#1 Good Guy" By Sporting News


    Cardinals quarterback KURT WARNER has been selected as the NFL’s “No. 1 Good Guy” by Sporting News in its annual presentation of “Good Guy” awards to athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NASCAR.

    Nominated by their individual teams and leagues and chosen by the staff of the Sporting News, the “Good Guys” awards honor those athletes who serve and improve their communities by donating their time, energy, and money.

    Sporting News recognized Warner for the quality and quantity of his various services to the community. Each year, Kurt takes up to 10 kids faced with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Disney World for a week. He visited tsunami victims in February, adopted a group home for foster kids in December, taking them all to Christmas Eve dinner, and handed out game tickets to kids touched by faith-based social services outreach agencies. Last month, Warner participated in the opening ceremonies of the Arizona Special Olympics 2005 Summer Games and also represented the Cardinals at the 45th Annual Pop Warner Scholar All-American Banquet in Anaheim, CA.

    “Kurt Warner does an impressive number of community-based activities, serving a wide range of needs,” says senior writer Paul Attner, who writes the “Good Guys” stories. “His dedication and commitment to helping others shows in his hands-on approach to his charity work.”

    Atlanta Falcons running back WARRICK DUNN was chosen as Sporting News’ overall “No. 1 Good Guy in Sports,” out of a record 500-plus nominations. In addition to Dunn and Warner, the “No.1 Good Guy” for MLB is JIM THOME of the Philadelphia Phillies and for the NBA, SHAQUILLE O’NEAL of the Miami Heat took top honors.

    Sporting News has also recognized 94 other professional athletes for their off-field dedication to community activities and charitable causes.

    The entire list of “Good Guys” is revealed in the July 8th issue of the Sporting News, which hits newsstands June 29th.

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    Re: A list you will not find Randy Moss on...

    The Eight Grades of Charity:

    1. To give reluctantly 2. To give cheerfully but not adequately 3. To give cheerfully and adequately, but only after being asked 4. To give cheerfully, adequately, and of your own free will, but to put it in the recipient's hand in such a way as to make him feel lesser 5. To let the recipient know who the donor is, but not the reverse 6. To know who is receiving your charity but remain anonymous to him 7. To have neither the donor nor the recipient be aware of the other's identity 8. To dispense with charity altogether, by enabling your fellow humans to have the wherewithal to earn their own living

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    As Rams' fans, the choice of Warner to recieve this reward is really no surprise. We all know of his history of giving back to the community. But Warrick Dunn? Does anyone on the board know what he has done to deserve this award? I'm curious to find out, since it's hard to find good role models these days among professional athletes.
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    Re: A list you will not find Randy Moss on...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiledog
    As Rams' fans, the choice of Warner to recieve this reward is really no surprise. We all know of his history of giving back to the community. But Warrick Dunn? Does anyone on the board know what he has done to deserve this award? I'm curious to find out, since it's hard to find good role models these days among professional athletes.
    From the Falcons website:
    Dunn named TSN's No. 1 Good Guy
    June 27, 2005

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    On Monday, June 27, Rich McKay, President & General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons, and John Rawlings, Editorial Director of Sporting News, presented Atlanta Falcons running back Warrick Dunn with the Sporting News' "No. 1 Good Guy" award during a Press Conference at the Arthur M. Blank Family Offices.

    Dunn will also be honored in the annual Good Guys issue of Sporting News along with 95 of his peers.

    For the past seven years, in an effort to counter the prevailing -- and false -- impression that all athletes are selfish, care only about themselves and do more wrong than good, Sporting News magazine has honored one outstanding professional athlete as the "No. 1 Good Guy" of the year.

    Nominated by their individual teams and leagues and chosen by the staff of the Sporting News, the "Good Guy" award honors those who open their hearts as well as their wallets to serve the needy and unfortunate as well as improve their communities through their compassion and generosity. "Good Guy" awards are presented to top athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NASCAR, and then the "No. 1 Good Guy" is chosen from all sports. The entire list of "Good Guys" is revealed in the July 5th issue of the Sporting News, which hits newsstands June 30th

    Warrick Dunn has set the bar high for future "Good Guy" award recipients. Since 1997, The Warrick Dunn Foundation and his Homes for the Holidays program has maintained the goal of keeping his late mother's dream of home ownership alive by assisting hard working single mothers in owning their first home. Dunn provides $5,000 towards a down payment on a house and then surprises the new owner by furnishing the house with everything a first-time homeowner would need including: furniture, food, linens, gardening supplies, washer, dryer, dishes, pots and pans, toothbrushes, etc. To date The Warrick Dunn Foundation has assisted 52 single mothers and 135 children in Atlanta, GA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Tampa, FL.

    "Warrick Dunn certainly fits the criteria of what we are seeking in our 'No. 1 Good Guy'," stated Sporting News senior writer Paul Attner, who created the awards seven years ago. "His Homes for the Holidays program illustrates both the goodness and initiative of these athletes. He began the program to honor his mother, a Baton Rouge policewoman killed during an attempted robbery, and now he is helping single moms and their kids get into their first home in three different communities, with more cities to be added in the future."

    A record 500 plus nominations were made this year from the four pro sports that Sporting News covers. "Good Guys" is not about somebody's personality or his relationship with the media and the public, it is about the charitableness and generosity he represents. "Good Guys" attempts to identify those who don't only write checks, but those who also do hands-on-work to help the less fortunate.
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    Re: A list you will not find Randy Moss on...

    Thanks for the info, HUB. It's great to hear stories like that. My hat's off to Dunn. Why do only the bad guys make the headlines, and stories like this rarely heard?
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    Re: A list you will not find Randy Moss on...

    Its The Damn Media,they Want Bad News,sells Papers,and Thats Why Good Deeds Like The Ones Warner And Dunn Take Part In Go Unoticed.but Good For Them For Giving Back

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