Kudos to Kevin Youkilis, whose foundation "Hits for Kids" has raised nearly $750K and given away a third of that, all in its first year. Youk’s charity, which focuses on the health and well-being of children, looks to be a great success story, at least so far. While many athletes and other celebrities establish charities as vanity projects, tax write-offs, or are simply naive about the effort it takes to run these organizations efficiently and with focus, we are glad to see at least one athlete paying attention. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, there are many players who don’t.
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