Showing posts with label Tom Needham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tom Needham. Show all posts

January 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Albert Pujols!

January 16th, 1980 is the birthday of philanthropist and star baseball player Albert Pujols.  Born in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Pujols and his family  emigrated to the United States in 1996.  Pujols has had a stellar career playing for the Cardinals and now the Angels, and, through his non-profit Pujols Family Foundation, he is a major advocate for individuals with Down's syndrome.  To learn more about Albert Pujols, check out Tom Needham's Albert Pujols: MVP On and Off the Field from the "Sports Stars With Heart" series.

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April 07, 2010

Happy Birthday Tiki Barber!

Tiki Barber All-Pro On and Off the Field
Author: Tom Needham
State Affiliation of Author: NC
State Affiliation of Title: NJ, NY
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-2865-4

ISBN-10: 0-7660-2865-8
Publication Year: 2007
Interest Level: Grades 5-up
Page Count: 128

Tiki Barber is the outstanding running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was the league's top yardage gainer from the line of scrimmage in 2005 and is the all-time leader in rushing yards in Giants history. Off the field, Barber has been involved with programs designed to fight breast cancer, autism, muscular dystrophy, domestic violence and many others. When a charitable cause calls, Tiki always answers. His 21 Club, which raises funds based on his performance on the field, supports the Children's Miracle Network and art education.