Kids Who Like: Sports, Cooking, and Eating Healthy

cooper-snapshotKids Who Like: Sports, Cooking,
and Eating Healthy

Hoops of Hope – If you can shoot a basketball, you can save a generation

Hoops of Hope is the biggest basketball shoot-a-thon in the world, much like a walk-a-thon, but more fun! You can join thousands of participants and teams from around the world that shoot free throws for children in need. Every dollar raised will go directly to the project you select to help these children. Every free throw will literally help keep children from becoming orphans.
The United Nations estimates that every 14 seconds, somewhere in the world, another child is orphaned by HIV/AIDS. This means that each day over 6,000 children join the 15 million children worldwide who have already lost one or both parents to this disease.
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9 Year old Rides Bike Across America

CJ Burford spends a lot more time on his bike than most kids -- or adults.
"I'm riding my bike across the country to raise money for kids with cancer," he explained on a recent stop in San Antonio, Texas.
This fall, the 9-year-old is riding for the National Children's Cancer Society, which helps families with young children who suffer from the disease. He started his journey in Oceanside, Calif., on Sept. 1 and hopes to reach St. Augustine, Fla., a week before Thanksgiving.
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NJ Teen is a Culinary Prodigy

At least three days a week, Max Aronson makes his way to Shake Shack Paramus to help train new employees and prepare the restaurant's famous burgers. When he's not at Shake Shack, you can find him making pasta from scratch at Café Anello in Westwood. On weekends, the blond, affable Woodcliff Lake resident who seemingly can't help but wear a smile caters dinner parties for family friends and fulfills orders for his nascent cake and ice cream businesses. Plus this fall, he'll be commuting once-weekly into Manhattan for an internship at the highly venerated Gramercy Tavern. And, oh yes, he also attends school five days a week in Hackensack, where he studies – what else – the culinary arts.
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