Welcome to TPT Assist, a platform for contributing athletes to share the charitable causes they support and raise awareness about initiatives that aim to better our society.

TPT Assist is proud to team up with American Family Insurance, a champion of dreams, to shine a spotlight on athletes who go beyond their sport to support others and are turning their passions into purpose.


Spreading Holiday Cheer in the Queen City

For the third year in a row, “Santa Cam” Newton’s Surprise Sleigh made four stops around the Charlotte area, surprising kids and others in need this holiday season with backpacks, toys, food and other supplies.


My Favorite Holiday

Christmas is a time to be thankful for the people around you who have helped you throughout the year, and also to give back to the people you see in need. And we try our best to help as many…

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Denver Nuggets

What Courage Looks Like

In Charlotte, I usually get recognized for being a basketball player. Either that or just a tall guy who still looks a little lost walking around downtown. But Elizabeth knew me first as a cartoon character.


I’m a Foster Kid in the NFL

Growing up in the foster system can make you feel like you’re living life at a disadvantage. I know because I’ve done it.


Inside My Week 13 Cleat Design

Watch as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton shares the story behind his cause, as well as his cleat design.

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Every dream needs a champion.

JJ Watt, Kevin Durant and Derek Jeter aren’t just all-stars. They’re champions of dreams. All dreams require hard work and support from those who believe in you. Follow as they surprise dreamers with a little extra support.

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 11:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms-up prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field on October 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Story Behind My Cleats

A few years ago, I met a little boy in Wisconsin named Jack Bartosz. Jack was battling pediatric cancer, but you wouldn’t have known it from his demeanor.


Join the Fight

Six years ago, when I first linked up with Cure Duchenne, there was no cure in sight.


My Cause My Cleats

Here’s a collection of custom cleats from around the NFL. Click on the players' names to read their stories.


At the Heart of It All

We were prepared for a lot of things going into T.J.'s surgery. But nothing — nothing — can prepare you for seeing your baby in that condition. All I wanted to do was give him love. All I wanted to…


TPT Panel: 2016 Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

Curtis Granderson volunteers at Bright Temple AME Church during a First Steps shoot in Hunts Point, New York on September 16, 2016. (Photo by Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune)

First Step: Curtis Granderson

As a kid, I remember missing breakfast on occasion - but thinking…