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10-19-2012, 12:43 AM
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So when Campbell was holding his annual charity poker tournament here in Chicago - with the rest of the team and coaching staff involved - was it a preemptive strike? Those devious strategists!
I'm not talking about sinister ploys. I'm talking about wasted events and charities where the players benefit more than the charities.
Funny you should mention Campbell's charity event, the poker tournament. The financial rating for Autism speaks is terrible with most money going to administration (like most charities) and very very little going to help fight autism. Read the glowing some glowing reviews and general info about the charity
I think Campbell had good intentions but he probably did more good for himself and his image compared to how he helped the charity out. No sinister ploy, just a crap charity where he and the charity get plugged and almost no one gets helped out from the funds raised.
Here's an example of a charity the league was pushing I remember from a few years ago. I was able to find it on charity navigator:
Garth Brook's teammates for kids charity. The NHL including players, franchises, etc. got to tout how they were helping out. Almost nothing from the league's fundraising helped, but they got some nice press from it after the league and players donated millions in waste while patting themselves on the back.
Congrats NHL and 200 players. You flushed millions down the toilet on that one.
The motives for these events and any involved charity should always be questioned and scrutinized
it will impact their perception of a player or organization.
As it happens,
the Ronald McDonald house
is an excellent charity in my opinion. The only question will be how much money is raised after expenses, which is seldom accurate. I have no reason to suspect this event is anything more than a good time for a legitimate cause. Given the recent events and comments by one of the key participants, I think it's fair for anybody to view the motives for this event with skepticism and cynicism. Many of these events are set up without taking into account how and when (with how much) the people/victims/patients/whatever will benefit.
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