Playing it Forward

Read about ways former NCAA student-athletes continue to engage in worthwhile charitable activities worldwide.

Brian Griese: From Michigan quarterback to servant leader

Brian Griese went to the University of Michigan with a focus on earning his degree so he could make a difference. Following an 11-year career in the NFL, Griese turned his attention toward helping those who encountered similar struggles to what he faced as a youngster.

Caitie Goddard: Around the ball and around the world

Caitie Goddard came to the University of Detroit Mercy to compete in women's basketball, earn a degree and then launch her career in the business world.  Little did she know her career would end up going in a totally different direction around the globe.

‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Has Raised Millions for ALS Association

Pete Frates can no longer speak. But in the last two and a half weeks, a video posted on Facebook by Mr. Frates, a 29-year-old former college baseball player, has inspired people like Bill Gates , LeBron James , Chris Christie and Taylor...

A Gamecock Makes a Difference in Vietnam

Gabby Gilbert has gone from playing forward and scoring goals to paying it forward and helping disadvantaged children on the other side of the world achieve goals of their own. Shortly after graduating last spring, the former South...

Pro Runner's Yoga Class Will Raise Money for Clean Kenyan Water

Sam Chelanga, a two-time NCAA cross country champion and collegiate 10,000-meter record holder (27:08.49), hopes to provide water filters to his home village in Kenya via a yoga class in his training base of New Hampshire. After college at...

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