John Cena Joins Elite Make a Wish Foundation Group

John Cena is now the number one celebrity contributor to the Make a Wish foundation and for me, it is simply nice to see a celebrity acting in a manner that helps people rather than simply in their own best self interest.

Cena is a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and spends a lot of time in the ring hitting other competitors. Wile WWF wrestling is not real (they aren’t really hitting each othe, if you don’t know), the positive impact that Wrestlers have on fans of the sport is real and meaningful.

Since he started, Cena has made 500 wish fulfillment’s for kids who are suffering from illnesses, and this is a record for a celebrity. In addition to meeting with children, Cena has also donated upwards of 6 million airline miles to help kids fulfill their traveling needs and has donated his own personal time and money to the cause.

The WWF has also contributed over $1 million last week to the charity and thanked both the Make a Wish foundation as well as John Cena and the foundation for their good deeds in the process.

The recipient of the 500th wish is Rocco Lanzer of Queens who was just diagnosed with leukemia in January this year. Lanzer is 8 years old and is in the hospital being treated for the illness. This was the second time that the two met, but the first time Lanzer wasn’t feeling well enough to spend a lot of time with Cena. Lanzer is apparently feeling a lot better and also received tickets to watch Cena on Monday during the Monday Night Raw segment in which Cena will be fighting.

Cena discussed some of the reasons why he likes to donate to Make a Wish Foundation and indicated that he gets to see the joy that it brings to children directly, compared to other foundations and charities where you are a little bit segregated from the end beneficiaries and simply have to use faith that your funds or contribution was property used.

For me, it is not only nice to see a celebrity taking on a charitable cause, but also to see them devoted to it and making a real difference by shaping the lives of those John Cena comes across by providing hope and moral lessons, as well as by donating time and money as well.

Cena indicated that he is planning on being involved with Make a Wish Foundation for as long as they are willing to have him be a part of their organization. That is comfortable to hear and the passion that Cena provides for the charity is amazing.

John Cena Joins Elite Make a Wish Foundation Group

Real Madrid top sporting rich list

The annual list of the world’s richest sports clubs has once again been published and is topped for the third straight year by Spanish soccer club Real Madrid, according to the BBC. The list is often seen as controversial with the value of a club often being argued over by rival fans reading over the list. The Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid are given a total value of around $3 billion, which is just higher than joint second placed franchises the Dallas Cowboys and new York Yankees. Soccer clubs feature heavily in the top ten with Real’s main Spanish rivals Barcelona named as the fourth richest club in the world and iconic English club Manchester united fifth.

Aside from the three European soccer clubs the rest of the top ten places are taken up by US based franchises, including two from the NFL and two from the NBA. The sole remaining place for a US baseball team is given to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who join the other clubs on the list as being given an average value of just over $1.5 billion.

The timing of the annual rich list comes at an opportune moment for Real Madrid President Florentino Perez, who has found himself under pressure for his role in the departure of legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas from the Spanish giants. Departing Barcelona captain Xavi, whose career closely followed the Real Madrid goalkeepers in terms of years and success has been vocal in his criticism of the two attempts at a farewell given to the goalkeeper after he signed for FC Porto, The Guardian reports. Casillas was initially given a send off through a press conference where he sat alone and appeared to cry as he announced leaving the Spanish club to assembled journalists. In contrast, former Barcelona captain Xavi was given a live TV special as a send off, during which the Barcelona captain was celebrated by former players, staff members and dignitaries from around the world. A second farewell for Casillas saw a long speech given by Perez in front of a handful of supporters who assembled on a Monday afternoon to cheer on their departing goalkeeping hero.

Real Madrid top sporting rich list