US gold medalist uses his two minutes of fame to help Darfur

Heard this one on NPR, clock radio style, first thing this morning:

Here’s the brief from…

American speed skater Joey Cheek did something very unusual after winning the 500 meter race at the Winter Olympics. He announced he’s contributing his $25,000 gold medal award from the U.S. Olympic Committee to refugees from Darfur. And he urged Olympic sponsors to support the same relief effort.

See how easy that was? Get a hold of a microphone in front of TV cameras, do something good.

Thanks Joey.

[tags]sudan, darfur, winter olympics, olympics, joey cheek[/tags]