Best Sports Role Model (2003)

Craig Biggio

It's not easy being an athlete. You make millions of dollars, and the public expects you to perform at the highest level and not be a jerk. Craig Biggio is no longer able to perform at the highest level. There's also word that he can be a bit of a jerk. But he's the Sportsman of the Year because of his actions off the playing field. He's a prominent supporter of the Sunshine Kids, an organization that helps fulfill wishes of children with cancer. He's raised over a million dollars for the organization. He invites the kids and their families out to the ballpark. He and his wife visit hospitals and kids' homes. And every year he sponsors a baseball game in which he pitches and the children get to play. In this case, the sins of the player are easy to forgive.


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