Re: In '1999' Scott Rolen had a dream...
Here in OKC, the Thunder organization and players do a TON of charity/community work. All the time. Some people are cynical about it and wonder if it's written into their contracts or if they do it for the good press. I say, who cares? We'll never know the inner motivations of people, so I choose to instead focus on what is being done. Good for Rolen....certainly not a surprise to me at all that he would be involved in something like this given what a class act he's been his entire career.
I think most athletes, like most people, are good folks. I think there are a ton of athletes who give back in one way or another. My guess is that the number of athletes who engage in some form of charity is actually probably higher than the general population.