Athletes

We are proud to support charities represented by athletes 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.

Carlos Carrasco

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.

 

Lance McCullers

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.

Sonya Bryson

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.

Sonya Bryson

Lavonte David

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.

Matt Laporta

NowUp Foundation
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.

Tyler Johnson

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

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

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

Archway Foundation
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

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.

Ben Bishop

Representing Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Kevin Kiermaier

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

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

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.

BJ Crombeen

Representing JDRF
JDRF exists for the millions of children, adults and families challenged by type 1 diabetes (T1D) every single day. Their determination to overcome this chronic, life-threatening disease strengthens ours to end it.