Arod's, Beckett's and other athletes "charities" give little to causes

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    Arod's, Beckett's and other athletes "charities" give little to causes

    Pretty sad.Here's a paragraph from an article and a link to read the rest.

    From yahoo.com:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/alex-rodriguez-charity-gave-only-1-percent-donations-163106184--mlb.html

    Rodriguez was not the only athlete whose foundation failed to meet acceptable giving rules, but his was certainly one of the most notorious misses. In 2006, Rodriguez teamed with Jay-Z for a charity poker tournament that helped the A-Rod Family Foundation raise $403,862. (Final reported records often differ from the "big check" as posted above because of facility use and similar expenses.) However, the IRS reported that barely 1 percent of that total reached charities: $5,000 to Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund and $90 — yes, ninety dollars — to a Little League baseball team in Miami. The organization then stopped submitting financial reports to the IRS, and was subsequently stripped of its tax-exempt status.

    Other notable athletes whose charities fell short, according to The Globe, included Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, whose foundation gave only 37 percent of revenues, and Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, whose foundation only passed on 17 percent of the amount it raised. And Roger Clemens' foundation reported donations of memorabilia and other items totaling 10 percent higher than the amount for which the jerseys, balls and so forth actually sold.

     
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    Color me shocked.

     
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    The Globe has a more in depth look at the charities at this link:

    http://bostonglobe.com/business/2013/02/24/nonprofit-game-many-athletes-post-losing-records/a0Eqoz6RUYORFhT0T0j0EO/story.html

     
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    At least it's for a good cause..

     
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    You would think in this day and age they would be supporting our veterans groups.

    Wounded Warrior Project to name one, Johnny Damon for one is very active with this group.

    Painless for the common working stiif. 19 bucks a month to help out our vets.

     

    https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=167&campaignSource=CDRO&source=B100106&gclid=CNfT1Zyu17UCFYWo4Aod_S0AfA

     

     
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    I read that most of Arod has high overhead expenses and much went to cousin yuri

     
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    In response to selenium-'s comment:

    Can we get a list of posters who give to charity or their church and what percent it is of their incomes?  



    What does that have to do with anything?

     
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    In response to selenium-'s comment:

    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

     

    In response to selenium-'s comment:

     

    Can we get a list of posters who give to charity or their church and what percent it is of their incomes?  

     



    What does that have to do with anything?

     

     



    What was the purpose of the OP?

     



     So people know how small of a percentage charities actually get from some athlete's "charity" functions.When 1% of the money raised from a charity's event only get to the actual charity,that's a problem. 

    That's not to say all charities give a small percentage of an event to the actual cause.There's plenty of athletes whose charities get 80% or more of the donated money. 

    I suggest you read the Boston Globe  link I inserted in the fourth post if you want to find out more about it.

    You also avoided my question. 

     
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    Speaking of charity, I remember during the mid 80s, the Red Sox and Mets would play a game and the money would be donated to the Jimmy Fund.  Does anyone know why it stopped?  I know the Mets s*ck but it's still for a good cause.  

     
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    My apologies to you. I thought that you were being judgemental of the players instead of the charities. I was already aware of how many organizations that administer charitable contributions do a poor job at it and very little goes to those who need the funds.

     



    No  problem.I can understand how you might have thought I was taking a shot at the athletes involved. 

     
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