#FeelGoodFriday: Tarik Cohen, Bears teammates play Fortnite with veterans

For all but a select few sports fans, much of the news surrounding teams and players is far from good. Losses, injuries, playoff eliminations, suspensions, last-place fantasy football punishments, you name it.  

So, we decided to put together something that can bring a smile to every sports fan’s face: Yahoo Sports’ #FeelGoodFriday Sports News!

Tarik Cohen, Bears teammates and more NFL stars play Fortnite with veterans

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It’s the NFL’s #SaluteToService week ahead of Veterans Day on Sunday. Teams and players around the league are doing their part to show appreciation for the men and women who have served their country.

Sometimes, that just means hanging out together as new friends and having a fun kickback.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen is nicknamed “The Human Joystick” because of his on-field explosiveness, but also because of his love for video games.

The self-proclaimed best Fortnite player in the NFL, along with teammates CB Bryce Callahan and OL James Daniels, teamed up with vets to play the massively popular battle game.

In addition, Chicago hosted twin Korean War veterans, Anthony & Thomas Bezouska, at practice yesterday. Well done, Da Bears.

Elena Delle Donne holds basketball clinic for Special Olympians

Washington Mystics F Elena Delle Donne has always been devoted to the Special Olympics. Her older sister, who is deaf and has cerebral palsy, participated in the program.

As Elena’s stardom took off, she never forgot the organization’s impact on her family and became a global ambassador in 2014.

She coached attendees at Special Olympics D.C.’s 2018 Individual Basketball Skills Championship yesterday.

“I’ve seen the Special Olympics change the public perspective” of people with disabilities, Delle Donne said. “It’s been really special to interact with these incredible people.”

Wesley Matthews packs meals with soldiers, donates money to fight hunger

Mavs veteran sharpshooter Wesley Matthews deserves two sections in this story.

Matthews worked side by side with Air Force reserve soldiers from the 301st Fighter Wing based in nearby Forth Worth to pack 1,000 meals for those in need. The event was made possible by Hoops for Troops, a collaboration between the NBA and military as well as veterans organizations.

But he wasn’t done there. Matthews also donated over $30,000 of his own money to Hunger Busters, a group that works to feed hungry Dallas youth.

Mother at Falcons’ Moms Football Academy makes sweet one-handed catch

To toss you into your weekend, check out this filthy one-handed grab an attendee made at the Atlanta Falcons’ Moms Football Academy, which the team holds for mothers of young football players so they can learn about rules and safety. No defensive back is safe with this receiver out there, though.

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