Steve Nash: An Ode To an Inspirational Man on His 38th B-day

"There’s always more to be done. You have to get out there and do it."

-Steve Nash

A look at most media outlets and you are bound to find 1,000 stories about murder, death, wars, and incredibly self-absorbed individuals pushing their selfish agendas. In a global society where we too often hear about these tales of negativity, it is always refreshing to encounter people doing good for the planet and their fellow earthlings. There are good people out there with a passion for helping others. One of those people happens to be our very own Steven J. Nash.

Steve Nash is 38 years old today. He's blessed the Phoenix Suns and their fans on the court with his selflessness, his talent, and his dedication. These attributes of his personality transcend the hardwood as Nash is doing his best to assist the world through his philanthropic efforts.

The Steve Nash Foundation is involved in many different philanthropic endeavors. From

"Formed as a family foundation in 2004, the Steve Nash Foundation is dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. By increasing access to critical needs health and education resources at home and abroad, the Foundation works to ameliorate conditions for kids, families, and communities."

The foundation provides grants to organizations directed at helping underserved children in the British Columbia area. His C.A.I.V. initiative works with First Star, a Washington D.C. based organization to combat and end child abuse. Back home in Arizona, the Foundation supports Educare, which focuses on preparing young children from low-income families for success in school and life.

Helping out in the more developed nations of the world is admirable. But Nash hasn't stopped there. The foundation is also involved in less developed nations such as Uganda and Paraguay, "assisting" the development in improving the healthcare infrastructure in such areas.

And if helping initiatives on three dirfferent continents wasn't enough, Nash has the earth covered, encouraging conservation of electricity, water, and the reduction of pollution emitted by motor vehicles.

So Steve, happy 38th! Whether or not you and the Suns win tonight is a small thing in the grand scheme of things.

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