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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.

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For My Sister
For My Sister
Reggie BullockFor My Sister

In 2014, Reggie Bullock's transgender sister Mia Henderson was murdered. He spends every day fighting for the LGBTQ community in her honor.


Lifelong Battle
Joe BarksdaleLifelong Battle

I wanted to die. I know it’s shocking to hear, but these are thoughts I’ve been living with for 20-something years.


Bleeding Out
Bleeding Out
Clint MalarchukBleeding Out

How I ended up as a 47 year-old man with a bullet in his head and bag full of prescription medications may go all the way back to my...


The Moments
The Moments
Jason ZuckerThe Moments

There are so many little moments in everybody's lives, when things could go either way, when you could either go to the fifth floor or...


We Are in This Together
We Are in This Together
Steve NashWe Are in This Together

I wish I was writing to you under better circumstances. But I’m angry. Innocent people are dying senselessly in a country that has so...


You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone
Corey HirschYou Are Not Alone

Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling with obsessive...


DIY
DIY
Moya DoddDIY

The scandals and corruption we’ve seen do not represent the essence of football, or the values of the players who love this game. It’s...


Houston
Houston
Stuart HoldenHouston

Whether it was watching the news or scrolling through social media, I saw parts of my hometown completely underwater. Places like Bear...


First Step
First Step
Caleb SwaniganFirst Step

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from...


First Step
First Step
Brandon IngramFirst Step

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from...


First Step
First Step
Maya MooreFirst Step

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from...


First Step
First Step
Brandon MarshallFirst Step

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from...


First Step
First Step
Becky HammonFirst Step

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from...


For My Father
For My Father
Bernie WilliamsFor My Father

I remember the voice of my dad echoing across the outfield, teaching me about baseball and life. In those messages were lessons I carry...


My Journey Home
My Journey Home
Antoan RichardsonMy Journey Home

Do you remember where you were when Derek Jeter played his final game at Yankee Stadium? I definitely do. I can even remember what I was...


Done in the Dark
Done in the Dark
Lamar OdomDone in the Dark

When I woke up in the hospital room in Nevada, I couldn’t move. I couldn’t talk. I was trapped inside my own body.


Strong
Strong
Russell WilsonStrong

One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my life happened when my father was really sick. He had suffered a stroke, and he had...


Goodbye, Chicago
Goodbye, Chicago
Scott DarlingGoodbye, Chicago

On July 1, 2011, I ended up in a room with tubes and wires hooked up all over my body. There was a little machine beeping that showed my...


Hell and Back
Hell and Back
Marc SavardHell and Back

There’s one thing that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. It’s not the head shot I took. I can barely remember that part. It’s not even...


The Murder Factory
The Murder Factory
Shane RayThe Murder Factory

My cousin didn’t believe me when I told him I’d seen a dead body down the road. I was 12 when it happened.


Life and Death
Life and Death
Ben HeeneyLife and Death

As I was standing there on that highway, just feeling grateful and happy to be alive ... somewhere in the back of his mind, my best...


Lost in My Mind
Lost in My Mind
Brent SopelLost in My Mind

Often, I was just bouncing off the walls — trying to stay so busy that I would never notice what a mess my life had become. When you...


The Tree
The Tree
Jeff Capel IIIThe Tree

And as soon as my mom leaves the room … well, that’s when I find out what ALS really is, in the most 2016 way possible: by googling it...


At the Heart of It All
At the Heart of It All
Greg OlsenAt 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...


Doing It for T.J.
Doing It for T.J.
Taurean NixonDoing It for T.J.

When we arrived at the NICU and I got my first glimpse of T.J. through the glass … I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I literally...


First Step: Tony Finau
First Step: Tony Finau
Tony FinauFirst Step: Tony Finau

We all have a different story but we're connected as one through our culture. I'm happy to come back to where I know my roots are.


It's My Turn Now
It's My Turn Now
Scott MatzkaIt's My Turn Now

When my kids read this story someday, I want them to know that I fought this disease and that I did everything in my power to defeat it.


All for a Smile
All for a Smile
Eric WoodAll for a Smile

I never thought it was strange. It was all I knew, so I thought it was completely normal. To me, my brother having cerebral palsy was...


My Crew
My Crew
Mohamed SanuMy Crew

Everything I had been working for on the field, all the sacrifices my mom and my sister had made, I was about to throw away. The chance...


Back to Kazoo
Back to Kazoo
Derek JeterBack to Kazoo

Thank you, Kalamazoo, for your continued support. You will always have a special place in my heart.


What Gives Me Hope
What Gives Me Hope
Derek JeterWhat Gives Me Hope

I know millennials get a bad rap for being too absorbed in their smartphones and their online lives, but I think people miss the point...


Joining the Fight
Joining the Fight
Brian GrantJoining the Fight

I was 36 years old, one of 400 people to have played in the NBA for 12 seasons, an elite athlete. And I had Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.


Two Weeks in Nigeria
Two Weeks in Nigeria
Emmanuel AchoTwo Weeks in Nigeria

Even though this wasn’t my first trip to Nigeria, it was special in many ways. When I reflect on the experience as a whole, there are...


Let's Soar
Let's Soar
LaDanian TomlinsonLet's Soar

Oh boy, did I feel wrath that day. I knew that what I had done was wrong, but I had done it anyway and had to pay the consequences. That...


The Mirror
The Mirror
Russell WilsonThe Mirror

I walked into the hospital room, and I’ll never forget the sadness. You could just feel it in the air.


The Autograph
The Autograph
Eli ManningThe Autograph

He asked me for an autograph, and he had a marker, but he didn’t have anything for me to sign. No paper, no football, no poster. So he...


Muck City
Muck City
Anquan BoldinMuck City

Growing up, I never knew when my next meal was coming in. But you know what? If my mother saw someone starving, she would help them.


Our Friends
Our Friends
Andy MurrayOur Friends

As far back as I can remember, I wanted a pet. Honestly — for the longest time, it’s all I wanted in the entire world. It really didn’t...


The Barrier
The Barrier
Willie O'ReeThe Barrier

On January 18th, 1958, when I stepped onto the ice to play for the Boston Bruins, I honestly had no earthly idea that I was breaking...


Wish Kids
Wish Kids
The Players' TribuneWish Kids

Knicks guard Langston Galloway joined John Starks in greeting and handing toys out to children living with life-threatening medical...


The First Step
The First Step
Clarisse MachanguanaThe First Step

In 1991, even in the U.S., there were a lot of misconceptions. It was scary to talk about, to think about, or to even acknowledge HIV....


The Big Kid
The Big Kid
Abby LutzenkirchenThe Big Kid

Guys like Phil don’t mess up. And when they do, it’s funny. It’s endearing. They’re sorry about it. Guys like Philip don’t die.


For Mamma
For Mamma
Demaryius ThomasFor Mamma

There was a little trailer back behind where we lived where people would come and go. My mamma and grandma would go back there. They...


The Good Ones
The Good Ones
Andy MurrayThe Good Ones

My best friend, Ross Hutchins, got cancer at 28. I remember my exact internal reaction when I found out the news. It wasn’t stress. It...


The Breakthrough
The Breakthrough
David VoboraThe Breakthrough

My scariest moment was suddenly not knowing who David was without football. And these warriors, they go from running toward battle,...