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We mourn the passing of Alex J Green

Alex passed away at home on June 5th at 8:20 am.

A celebration of his life will begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Battlefield Baptist Church, 4361 Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20187 (map). The Green family would like to invite you to wear your favorite team jersey or sports attire to Alex’s Celebration of Life.

Funeral services will be held at Park Valley Church, 4500 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket, VA 20169 (map) at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 with the family receiving friends from 11:00 AM until service time. Interment will take place at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers and in the spirit of who Alex was–the Green family asks that a donation is made towards a charity or cause of your choice. Every life has a purpose, we encourage you to make a difference wherever your heart and passion lies in honor of Alex.

Service Information:
http://www.piercefh.com/obituaries/Alexander-Green/

Update: Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel’s Cleats Sell For A Whopping Amount!

A pair of gold Nike cleats that were worn by Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel were sold on eBay to support the nonprofit Curing Kids Cancer organization. Many professional athletes stepped up this year in support of children with cancer and this was Craig’s effort to mark September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Craig is the chairman of the charity’s program Players Curing Kids Cancer and the color gold happens to be the symbolic color of childhood cancer. All proceeds from the auction went to cutting-edge kids cancer research.

The Braves closer wore the gold-colored cleats on September 3, 2014 against the Philadelphia Phillies where he picked up his 42 save of the 2014 season and his 181th of his career.

“They raise money for research for pediatric cancer,” Kimbrel said. “September is the month and the color is gold to raise awareness. I decided to put those cleats together and wear them in a game and try to raise awareness.”

“We are going to try to auction the cleats off and try to raise a little bit of money for the charity.”

Well, they did raise some money…the auction ended Wednesday night with the total selling price at $2,275.00

A great cause from a class act guy…thank you Craig for supporting and doing all you can for children with cancer.

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Devon Still jerseys are in, sent with heartfelt note

The team didn’t give up on Still or his family, inviting him back to the team’s practice squad. It gave him money, health insurance and the time he needs to help his little girl.

But the community also rallied around the Bengals player.

Devon Still’s football jersey went on sale to raise proceeds for pediatric cancer research. The money goes to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, ranked among the top medical centers for childhood cancer research in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

At a price tag of $100, Still’s No. 75 is the fastest-selling jersey in team history. As of Sept. 12, roughly 40,000 jerseys were sold to raise money for pediatric cancer research. That’s nearly $400,000 for pediatric cancer research in just four days.

Sales continue to soar.

As fans and supporters of Still and his family started receiving their jerseys, they noticed a personal note from the player inside, thanking them for their support.

The note read:

“I want to thank you for supporting my family and my daughter Leah through your generosity. It means a lot to me, and it means a lot to families fighting cancer in Cincinnati and across the country. Thank you for giving — we appreciate it more than you know.”

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Devon Still and Bengals Take Stance Against Pediatric Cancer

An ESPN report by Coley Harvey really brought to light how close to home Pediatric Cancer has hit the Bengals organization and Devon Still. In June, Still found out his four year old daughter has stage-4 Neuroblastoma cancer and a 50-50 shot at survival. As a father, I know it would be hard to find out news like that, but Still has battled on while earning a spot on the Bengals practice squad.

The Cincinnati Bengals (and Devon Still) decided to take it one step further, not only to ensure that Still had a paycheck and health insurance for his daughter, but to contribute to the effort directly

On top of the Bengals donating the proceeds from Still’s jersey sales, Devon Still has also set up a fundraiser at pldgit.com. You can sign up to donate money per sack. Proceeds from Still’s Fundraiser will benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which happen to be leaders in research for pediatric cancer.

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ESPN Interview