We had a lot of Sasha Cohen and Johnny Weir and Bode Miller, but the best story of the Winter Olympics was Joey Cheeks, right? I seriously love that guy. You heard that he donated the money USOC paid him for his gold medal to Right To Play. Well, through that donation, and the money from his silver medal, and matching corporate funds, he's helped raise over $300,000 for this organization that focuses on helping impoverished children. In his press conference after winning the gold medal, he started by discussing how the money would go specifically to children in a war-torn region of the Sudan. You hear about much larger amounts being donated by celebrities, but here's an amateur athlete that could surely have used the money, but realized the power of the pulpit he held for those few short moments. So cool.
He's kinda hot, too, isn't he? Those thighs own me. If all that wasn't enough, now I'm all charmed by his very own iTunes playlist comments. He loves singing Johnny Cash's If I Were A Carpenter and he makes his girlfriend sing June's part with him. Loves, loves, loves him.UPDATE: Maddie notes in the comments that thanks to La Cheeks' efforts, they've now raised over $500,000 USD.