What do Pete Sampras, and Wayne Gretzky Have in Common?

…and the answer is Charity.

Pete Sampras, and Wayne Gretzky have made the world a little bit better by giving their money to Charity.

Pete Sampras – Avon Breast Health Access Fund, Children’s Make a Wish Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy, and more

Pete Sampras was always a likable tennis great, but off the court he makes the difference in many charitable organizations. Here are just some of the many charities that Pete Sampras gives to:

  • The Kid’s Stuff Foundation
  • The Vitus Gerulaitis Youth Foundation
  • Revlon/UCLA Breast Center
  • Avon Breast Health Access Fund
  • American Cancer Society (member of the Public Awareness Board)
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • The Silver Lining Ranch
  • Elton John’s Aids Foundation
  • Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of Aids
  • Children’s Make a Wish Foundation
  • Bill Johnson Tennis Foundation (Philadephia)

Wayne Gretzky – Wayne Gretzky Foundation

Besides starting his own his own charity foundation which has raised money for tzunami aid relief, Wayne Gretzky has donated time and money to the follow charities:

  • Casey Lee Ball Foundation
  • MedicAlert Foundation
  • Oxfam
  • Starkey Hearing Foundation
  • Watering Seeds Organization
  • Wayne Gretzky Foundation


James Fishman has been involved in the world of online magazines for more than 15 years. He helped launch Sunstone Online and continues to improve the magazine as site editor and administrator. His writing focuses primarily business and technology. To be in touch with James, feel free to contact him at james[at]sunstoneonline.com.

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