Ray Rice has a purpose in the NFL: picking up tons of yards and helping the Ravens make another deep playoff run.
But Rice has goals off the field too. One of the biggest ones: putting a stop to bullying.
“Everyone is affected by bullying," Rice says. "It can damage, change or even end a life and there is no excuse for it – ever. I want to encourage kids to be leaders, not followers, and to reach out to someone who may need a friend. It’s so important to be kind to one another, and I will do my part to say that loud and often.”
Rice is one of the athletes and stars who are teaming up with design online custom t-shirt company CustomInk for their “Be Good to Each Other” campaign. At the bottom of this story you can check out the shirt that Rice himself designed. (If your parents choose to buy one, CustomInk will donate all profits from the sale of custom bullying prevention t-shirts to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center). If you want a chance to win the shirt Ray Rice designed, click here!
Ray is already off to a fast start this season. See if he can keep the momentum going when he takes on SI Kids' 10 Questions! Read on to see his answers...
Gabrielle Douglas had her hands full this summer, winning two gold medals at the London Olympics. Now, her hands are full of Nintendo 3DS games—her go-to choice of fun when she has down time. Douglas, who visited New York City recently to promote Nintendo’s “Play As You Are” campaign—designed to show girls anyone can enjoy gaming systems—is a huge 3DS and Super Mario Brothers fan. More »
Eli Manning has proven that he can handle pressure. He capped off 2011 with his second Super Bowl win, and he led all quarterbacks in passing yards during the playoffs. With two Super Bowl MVPs under his belt, Manning has established himself as one of the NFL’s best.
That's why there's no better person than the Giants QB to give tips on taking the heat. As part of Gatorade’s Beat the Heat program, Manning spoke with SIKIDS.com about the importance of staying hydrated while training during the dog days of summer. “It’s all about keeping fluids in you, and replacing electrolytes,” he says.
Manning might be able to take on the summer heat, but could he handle a round of 10 Questions with SIKIDS.com? Keep reading to find out. More »
Sacramento Kings star and 2009-10 NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans will spend this offseason working to improve his game. But this week, he's also going to help some very special players get better.
Evans is hosting his second annual free basketball camp for Sacramento students in need, with an assist from VSP Vision Care. On Thursday and Friday, 100 campers each day will shoot hoops and spend some time with the star guard. On top of that, kids who qualify will receive free eye exams and glasses in a VSP mobile eye clinic during the camp.
“I’m excited to team up with VSP Vision Care,” says Evans. “Healthy vision is important in both basketball and in life, and this camp helps me reinforce that message.”
Tyreke took some time out of his busy offseason to take a different kind of exam: SI Kids' 10 Questions! Read on to see his answers...
Movie star Brandon Routh isn't exactly a lacrosse veteran. He grew up in Iowa as a soccer player, getting only a taste of lax during gym class.
"We only had a couple days of a lacrosse segment, using plastic sticks," he remembers. "But we ran around and had a good time, and I loved it!"
With that in mind, he couldn't pass on a chance to star in the upcoming lacrosse film Crooked Arrows. Routh plays the role of Joe Logan, a mixed-blood Native American who returns home to coach his reservation’s high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League. (Click here to see a preview!).
The film deals with lacrosse's Native Americans roots, also important to Routh, who is a small part Native American.
But mostly, it gave him a chance to train as (and become) a pretty darn good lacrosse player.
"I had a couple months to perfect my shot," he says. "The idea was to make it look like I had been playing for years, and I think I did alright with that."
Get to know Routh a little better as he takes the answers the Movie Star version of 10 Questions... More »
New York Knicks fans enthusiastically welcomed Carmelo Anthony last February after a blockbuster trade sent the former Denver Nugget to the Big Apple. Fans continued to cheer on the All-Star forward as he helped engineer the Knicks, who suffered from a seven-year post-season drought, to a playoff berth. Although New York was knocked out in the first round, Anthony, after only playing two months with the team, gave Knicks fans new hope.
Appreciative of the support, the All-Star forward introduced his newest Jordan Brand sneaker recently, the Melo M8—his gift to all of his NYC supporters. “This is my first sneaker I’m releasing in New York,” Anthony said last week at a New York City pop up store dedicated to the shoe. “It’s a thank you to my fans out here in New York.”
After showing SIKIDS.com his Melo M8s, Anthony laced up his sneakers to take on our 10 Questions. Keep reading to see how he does.
You would think Shaquille O’Neal would have a ton of time on his hands after announcing his retirement from the NBA in June, right? But the big man’s schedule is jam-packed—he’s completing schoolwork for his PhD program, receiving private instruction in film directing, and even loaning his voice to an interactive undersea adventure.
O’Neal recently introduced “Shaq’s Little Fishy Things,” an iPhone and iPad application for kids ages four and up. The app, which features high-definition video, animation, and facts about ocean inhabitants, is a fun, digital learning tool guided by the All-Star center. “Kids are on phones and iPads more and more now, so I thought this would be a cool way for them to learn and keep them entertained,” O’Neal says. “I like fish, kids like fish, so this was a fun way for me to get involved.”
Despite a hectic schedule, the three-time NBA Finals MVP came up from his underwater world to answer SIKIDS.com’s 10 Questions.