While some of his offensive counterparts were getting together to toss the football around last week, Asante Samuel kept busy this past weekend by helping to build a single mother a home down in Liberty City, Florida. Samuel's foundation teamed up with Habitat for Humanity on the project, which NBCMiami wrote about.
Samuel started his Bring it Home Single Moms Foundation to
provide low-income single mothers with the opportunity of affordable
home ownership. The concept was inspired by Samuel’s own experiences,
growing up the son of a single mom and seeing the sacrifices single
mothers make to provide their children with better opportunities.
It's always interesting to see which charity's star athletes choose to help out and why. One thing is clear though, Asante isn't one of the lower level NFL players struggling for cash during the lockout. After the contract he signed, he should still have plenty of cash to put towards quality causes such as his foundation.
>>NFL Star Builds Home for Single Miami Mom [NBC]
It all started with a simple tweet at 1:58 p.m.
Ben Simmons asked his Twitter following about the cat.
One hour and 19 minutes later, Simmons decided to participate himself.
With his two Savannah cats.
For those out of the loop, Sixers fan @GipperGrove started the social media movement — one we can surely affirm is one the world has never seen before — in which fans raise their cats after each Sixers win, which there have been plenty of recently.
The Sixers won their third straight game on Friday night, squeaking out a 93-92 win over the Trail Blazers and are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joel Embiid is legit, and this team, in Year 4 of The Process, is making basketball great again in Philly. And all of this without Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 overall pick who's still rehabing a Jones fracture in his right foot.
To celebrate Simmons' cat-raising, @GipperGrove pinned this to his Twitter page.
#RaiseTheCat lives on.