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Ah, the holidays. A time to decorate the house, shop for gifts, bundle up and drink some hot chocolate. A time to sing carols, watch TV specials and spend some quality time with the family.

It's also a time to bring tidings of comfort and joy.

The Who Gives? campaign by Athletes for Hope does just that. The charitable organization that assists athletes in contributing to the community started its campaign with an online debate that asks the question, "Do professional athletes have an obligation to give back to the community?" Athletes including Tony Hawk, Mia Hamm, Steve Nash and Heather Mitts have weighed in with their thoughts on are-athletes-obligated.org .

And if the online debate is all talk, now it's time to walk the talk. December 16, 2009 marks the launching of the second part of the campaign, called Who Gives? Racing for a Cause . Athletes from all over the country compete in a fundraising challenge for their charity of choice. The athletes who raise the most money and receive the highest number of donations will win additional monetary pr...

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