We are proud to support charities represented by athletes and artists that inspire others through their community service. Please note that these athletes’ foundations or charities are not associated with Athletes and Causes. Rather, they are athletes whose charities we support as part of our annual event.
Lance McCullers Jr.
The Lance McCullers Foundation
The Lance McCullers Foundation will have a primary focus on rescuing large breed animals, and providing care for abandoned pets. Lance and his wife Kara will bring awareness to the importance rescuing and adopting animals, by holding fundraisers, participating in supply drives, and adoption rallies.
Allie LaForce & Joe Smith
The HelpCureHD Foundation mission aims to help improve the quality of life for those affected by Huntington’s Disease by contributing financial, emotional, and mental support while trying to find the cure. Allie & Joe are focusing on PGD-IVF to help the future generation and stop the gene from being passion on.
Representing The Sunshine Kids
The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are meant to do, have fun and celebrate life!
Representing A+C Foundation
Athletes and Causes (A+C) is focused on helping others give back. As described in Realizing Your Passion, A+C believes strongly in the importance of helping thoroughly explore the values and interests to ensure the causes and issues athletes support and represent are sustainable. A+C has relationships many philanthropic individuals, foundations, and companies that share this passion.
The Carlos Carrasco Foundation
The Carlos Carrasco Foundation has a primary focus in Early Childhood Education. Through school and hospital story times, to book drives, to fundraising, Carlos and his family will bring awareness to the importance of reading to children.
Sonya Bryson Voices of Hope
The Sonya Bryson Voices of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Sonya Bryson and her family. She originally gained notoriety by performing the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, she is using her voice to bring awareness to MS, and provide support to programs that help families who have been affected by this disease.
Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has provided children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This life-enhancing program helps build character in young children while helping them develop in a positive atmosphere.
The NowUp foundation was created to serve as a career transition counseling resource for former professional baseball players, to assist in their shift from an athletic career into a business professional career. Its mission is to facilitate athlete’s success by providing the necessary tools to fully prepare them to enter the job market.
Representing Because of Jason
The Jason Ackerman Foundation focuses on improving the lives of youth who face and/or have survived challenging circumstances through educational support and entertaining experiences…
Because Of Jason.
Ryan Callahan Foundation
“We started Cally’s Crew as an outlet for children and their families to escape the day to day hardship of cancer treatments. We want Cally’s Crew to be a place of unity among the kids, encouraging a carefree environment while relaxing and watching a hockey game. Every child deserves a night of fun and enjoyment. We hope this gives them that opportunity.”
Ryan and Kyla Callahan
Derrick Brooks Charities
Instill, inspire, broaden, and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live to ensure that young people have every chance to develop into the strong and productive leaders of tomorrow.
Chris Archer founded the Archway Foundation with the vision of empowering children. “The youth are the future of the world and if I can use this baseball platform to positively impact as many lives as I can, I think I’m serving my mission.”
Mike Alstott Family Foundation
Assist others in uplifting the minds, hearts and spirits of families and children on their way to realizing their full potential through various events, assistance programs, and celebrations.
Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
Representing Children’s Dream Fund
The Children’s Dream Fund was founded in 1981 with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and who live in West Central Florida.
Sam Fuld Diabetes Camp
Sam’s camp invites young athletes with Type 1 Diabetes to participate in various sports coached by him and other successful T1D athletes.
Toby Hall Foundation
The Toby Hall Foundation provides financial assistance to families with disabled and special needs children to play in a non-competitive baseball atmosphere around the greater Tampa Bay area.