A nonprofit organization, Athletes for Hope encourages athletes to give back to their communities through volunteerism. In the first quarter of 2014, numerous AFH member athletes assisted those in need. Olympic track and field competitor Kori Carter attended Athletes for Hope’s workshop with USA Track and Field in December 2013 and started the year by assisting two philanthropic organizations. Based in Palo Alto, California, Kori joined The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement and Girls to Women. The former group enables Kori to advise a high school track team and mentor Paralympic athletes. Kori Carter will provide Girls to Women with guidance in coordinating a 5K run.
In addition, San Diego Padres catcher Nick Hundley contributed his time to Athletes for Hope this year. Actively involved with Athletes for Hope since 2010, the San Diego Padres catcher volunteered with the Habitat for Humanity chapter in his hometown of Las Vegas. During the baseball off-season, Hundley participated in Habitat for Humanity projects. He plans to return to volunteer after the current season ends. His previous activities with Athletes for Hope included visiting hospitalized children in five major cities across the country.