A list of athletes who have their own personal foundations or are actively involved with specific charities.
Robert Esche, goaltender
Charity: Save the Day Foundation (www.saveoftheday.org). Proceeds go toward helping children with life-threatening illnesses in New York's Mohawk Valley, his hometown.
Scottie Upshall, forward
Charity: Kids Forever Foundation. Proceeds go toward fulfilling his desire to provide financial help to families in his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, whose children have been diagnosed with an illness.
Mike Knuble, forward
Charity: Mike Knuble Family Foundation
(http://www.vestic.net/mknuble/main.asp). Proceeds supports work by Van Andel Research Institute, a research organization dedicated to improving human health by focusing on cancer and vascular disease.
Simon Gagne, winger
Charity: Simon Gagne Golf Tournament www.golfsimongagne.com. Proceeds benefit kids with leukemia.
Kyle Korver, forward
Charity: Kyle Korver Foundation and an annual Coat Drive to benefit Operation WARM. The goal is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged youth and their families in three communities.
Steven Hunter, center
Charity: Assists with food drive, which benefits Salvation Army.
Louis Williams, guard
Charity: Cap drive, which encourages fans to bring a new children's baseball cap to Wachovia Center; they are donated to local pediatric oncology units.
Samuel Dalembert, center
Charity: Toy drive, which directs purchases and donations to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.
Andre Iguodala, forward
Charity: Book drive, which donates them to Philadelphia READS, an independent, non-profit affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition.
Pat Burrell, outfielder
Charity: Several involving youth.
Geoff Geary, pitcher
Charity: ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Proceeds go toward local and national ALS, in memory of Geary's late friend Eric Wendell
Tom Gordon, pitcher
Charity: Spokesman for the Saves4ALS program. The program generates money every time the Phillies' bullpen records a save.
Ryan Howard, first baseman
Charity: Several, including MLB's 2007 Boys and Girls Club and Variety Club Children's Charity
Ryan Madson, pitcher
Charity: Chairman of Phillies Phundamentals after-school program
Brett Myers, pitcher
Charity: Julianna Wetmore Foundation. Proceeds are directed toward Julianna, a 4-year-old girl from the Myers family's native Jacksonville who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a disease that results in severe facial deformities.
Jimmy Rollins, shortstop
Charity: Several, including Philadelphia Reads summer reading program. Will serve as host of second annual "Celebrity BaseBOWL Tournament" on May 31.
Aaron Rowand, outfielder
Charity: chairman of Phillies Home Run Derby program
Chase Utley, second baseman
Charity: Winner of 2006 Phillies Community Service Award. Will host annual charity bowling/billiards tournament on May 10, with money to go to Philadelphia Futures.
Shane Victorino, outfielder
Charity: Several, including "Buses For Baseball" program in which players finance buses to bring kids groups to major league games to meet players on the field.
David Akers, kicker
Charity: Kicks for Kids. Created to assist any child who is struggling in the pursuit of his or her dreams.
Brian Dawkins, safety
Charity: Burn Prevention Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Association.
Jevon Kearse, lineman
Charity: Jevon Kearse Foundation and Boys and Girls club of Fort Myers, Fla., his hometown.
Donovan McNabb, quarterback
Charity: Donovan McNabb Foundation, which raises awareness of diabetes through his position as the spokesman for the American Diabetes Association.
Jon Runyan, lineman
Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Variety Club
Brian Westbrook, running back
Charity: Variety Club and Police Athletic League. "The Westbrook Bowl" is a celebrity bowling tournament that benefits the Variety Club of Philadelphia.