Shaun White and Rory McIlroy Team Up in Support of St. Jude

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Oakley athletes, Shaun White and Rory McIlroy teamed up to film a 50th Anniversary public service announcement for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Although the two come from worlds apart, both men make it a priority to support organizations like St. Jude, which support causes close to their hearts.

“If I’m going to do anything like that, I want it to be with kids,” said Rory who also actively supports UNICEF. “I feel like I can relate to them a little bit better than anything else."

Shaun has a longstanding relationship with St. Jude, and has also worked closely with St. Jude Target House, which has given him the opportunity over the years to hang out with many St. Jude children. Yesterday was no exception.

Co-starring with the two sports icons was a star-struck young boy named Dawson. At just 7-years old, he stole the show with his bright and cheery disposition. Dawson, in spite of the fact that he’s in the midst of a grueling three-year chemotherapy regimen, exuded incredible positivity and strength.
“He was unbelievable,” Rory said of his inspiring co-star. “To see someone go through what he’s going through and to have all this positivity coming out of him, it just makes you realize how lucky and how fortunate we are.”

Dawson was over the moon at the opportunity to meet Shaun and Rory who signed autographs, posed for pictures and spent some quality time with him. Dawson, will undoubtedly tell the story of his television debut alongside two of the world’s top athletes for years to come.

The PSA will air during the FedEx St. Jude Classic from June 7-10 on CBS and The Golf Channel. Tune in to see what happens when Oakley athletes join forces for the greater good.

Author

Elishia Matta

Date

May 03, 2012

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