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Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Muhammad Ali all appeared on Good Morning America this morning to announce the formation of Atheletes for Hope. (Video here, article here.)

“Over the years we’ve helped each other with our particular passions … We can accomplish a whole lot more collectively,” Agassi said on GMA. “The thing we want to do is what really matters … One thing hope stands for is for caring.”

Athletes for Hope Dog Tags

Let’s give them props for pooling their celebrity power and their resources. Also, props for opting to start their online merch shop with dog tags. Does that mean the rubber bracelet craze is officially over?

Yessssssssssssss.

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Sister Andrea Jaeger



andrea jaeger
from sporting-heroes.net

The Associated Press sent out an article about Andrea Jaeger — how she recently became a Dominican Anglican nun, and continues to run the Little Star, a charity that helps children battling cancer (which she founded).

The tennis world didn’t welcome her philantropy:

“I don’t think anyone understood the mind-set of someone who wasn’t committed to being No. 1 in the world,” said Jaeger, who reached No. 2, but conceded she tanked matches precisely to avoid the top spot. “To me, it was, when I’m on the tennis court, I’ll swing a racket back and forth and chase a few balls. When I’m not on the court, I’m going to do what I feel God has called me to do, and I’m going to be a kid. If that’s the worst thing they can say about me, then hats off to them.

“They didn’t get it then. Now, they do.”

They get it well enough that everyone — from Agassi, to Anna Kournikova, to the Croatians — regularly participate in charity matches.

via The Gadsden Times

Supplemental reading: SI.com’s Richard Dietsch did a Q&A with Jaeger back in December.