Joey Cheek  

jrb6955 59M
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2/22/2006 11:03 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Joey Cheek

Although his Olympic Games are over, Joey Cheek has earned a Gold and a Silver medal in Speed Skating. More importantly, however, is what he chose to do with the prize money he won for his Olympic efforts. He donated the entire $40,000.00 to a charity that helps children caught in the famine and turmoil in the Sudan. In true American fashion, several companies made matching donations to the same charity. While he made our Nation proud by winning the 500 meter race and placing second behind fellow American Shani Davis in 1000 meter race, what really makes us proud is his selfless donation to help those less fortunate than ourselves. It is a shame that the media has allowed this story to fade into the background, choosing to focus in on the tension between Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick. The plight of the people in Sudan seems to me to be a far more newsworthy item. At least it seems that the Davis/Hedrick "feud" story is finally fading into the background as the Olympics coverage shifts to the Women's figure skating long program this evening. I am anxious to see how that one turns out and whether Sasha Cohen can hold on for the Gold.


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