NBA: After all the ugly news coming out of the sports world this week, Fly’s feelin’ the need for a little injection of faith in humanity. Thank you, Dwight Howard for providing a dose of it. Howard hasn’t forgotten Haiti, and he wants you to remember the earthquake’s devastation, too: "Yall gotta help me help kids in Haiti who were hurt by the earthquake – I want to see all of my fans make a $3 donation by May 13."
NFL: Continuing the "Charitable Friday" theme: Titans quarterback Vince Young is raising money to help flood victims in Nashville. Young is partnering with Reebok and asking fans to make a donation of $100. In turn they’ll receive an autographed Pro Bowl photo of Young and a "Flood ’10 Reebuild’ t-shirt.
• NFLer Kellen Winslow is getting in on the good guy act, helping raise $25,000 for a youth sports program that was devastated by thefts and vandalism at its home field in Florida.
NASCAR: Also pitching in for Nashville, Cup driver Elliott Sadler and ESPN analyst Marty Smith are having a "Tweetup" at Darlington, asking fans to help the flood recovery efforts. The pertinent facts via Twitter: "TWEET-UP! Sat. 430p. Outside T-1 near pedestrian tunnel. To raise $ for Nashville. Me @elliott_sadler & u. COME. DONATE! Even $1 helps!"
Olympics: Greg Louganis is giving back, too, getting involved with the Swimming Hall of Fame and mentoring swimmers who hope to compete for aquatic gold themselves someday.
NBA: More good news Friday: Bill Walton is feeling good for the first time in a very long time and telling everyone about the back surgery that brought him back from the brink.