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The Bernstein Brief: Joe Maddon To Recognize One Step Programs

By Dan Bernstein--

(CBS) Of the many cool things Cubs manager Joe Maddon has brought with him to Chicago, one of the best is his use of Friday home games as a way of publicizing local charities.

After these games, Maddon dons a shirt provided by the organization and then opens his postgame press conference with a few words about the selected group.

Today, Maddon and the Cubs are scheduled to recognize Children's Oncology Services, a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of children diagnosed with cancer. Through their One Step Programs, they offer camp experiences and more throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids.

For many years, 670 The Score listeners have helped support these children with hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, many by participating in the annual poker event or running the Chicago Marathon as part of our team. It's something that has been close to the Boers and Bernstein Show more more than a decade, with a connection to the community that's only continuing to grow.

Those of us involved in running this charity are always gratified when sports radio can make such a big difference, and it's also valuable when people like Maddon and teams like the Cubs lend a hand, too.

If you want to learn more about One Step or donate today, please visit

Dan Bernstein is a co-host of 670 The Score's "Boers and Bernstein Show" in afternoon drive. Follow him on Twitter @dan_bernstein and read more of his columns here.

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