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Charles Johnson paying for two kid's college scholarships.

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To encourage his peers to do likewise?

Then agree to match any scholarships any other players on the team want to make.  I don't begrudge folks liking the attention that giving brings them but I rarely see athletes give gifts anonymously.  They like the publicity and attention it brings.  It is like actors or singers doing benefits. They are out there encouraging people to donate money and of course it is their time and effort to get there and do them but most of them don't give their own money.  If they feel that strongly about something, do the benefit and donate $100,000 out of their own pocket.  For many of them that is equivalent to you or I giving $250.

 

Just a pet peeve of mine. 

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Honestly if the average joe saw this they would have to google CJ's name.

It wasn't the average joe who he tweeted and who will be there when the scholarships go out. I suspect it will make the papers as well so the average joe can read about it.

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Then agree to match any scholarships any other players on the team want to make.  I don't begrudge folks liking the attention that giving brings them but I rarely see athletes give gifts anonymously.  They like the publicity and attention it brings.  It is like actors or singers doing benefits. They are out there encouraging people to donate money and of course it is their time and effort to get there and do them but most of them don't give their own money.  If they feel that strongly about something, do the benefit and donate $100,000 out of their own pocket.  For many of them that is equivalent to you or I giving $250.

 

Just a pet peeve of mine. 

You can't discredit these actions because they have a name attached to them. CJ making a donation visibly may promote a culture among athlete where giving is done more regularly. Where it becomes almost an expectation, an aspiration, a goal, and something to be proud of amongst the young millionaires.

 

And celebrities doing benefits, would you ever, EVER watch or attend a benefit if the only speaker was the 67 year old board chairman? Celebrities who do those kinds of events, even if they don't write a check (many of them do) they are making a donation. They are donating their time, and when you are a celebrity, that is a commodity. Your ability to be in a place at a point in time is the service you offer. Them agreeing to perform or appear for free is a donation. It saves the organization thousands of marketing dollars in having to hire an act, and generates more interest for their benefit.

 

I get your point, though. You think they should give selflessly. But it's the Phoebe thing (and I never quote "Friends," but this is a rare case where it's applicable); there are no selfless good deeds. Yeah, maybe that bolster's their public image, but at the end of the day, these kids can go to college, cancer research can continue, and wounded warriors can find work. I don't give a fug if they got some public good will out of it.

 

And I guarantee you, a lot of companies are donating money because of how public Bill Gates is with donations, and their keeping up with the Jones is going to pay for better treatments for Leukemia.

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It wasn't the average joe who he tweeted and who will be there when the scholarships go out. I suspect it will make the papers as well so the average joe can read about it.


I understand your point, all I'm saying is, if it's for the attention or not it's still an awesome thing to do.

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As I said before I am glad he is doing it and he surely didn't have to.  I just find that people who always want credit for everything they do to be a little disingenuous.  I wonder if he would do it if it were anonymous.

 

It was just a comment and not something I wanted to debate.

Good for him for doing it.  

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Those Gifs directed at Happy Panther was fucking amazing and hilarious.

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