Vegan athletes thanked for their vegetarian meals in thanksgiving
A group of vegan athletes thanked their vegetarian diet during the holiday season after receiving more than $3 million in donations during the past year, The Associated Press has learned.
The amount of the donations, which the athletes received last year, represents the largest contribution from a vegan athlete to a nonprofit in U.S. history, the AP reported.
More than 1,200 athletes from across the world have signed up for the vegan athletes program, which has helped them participate in athletic events and raise awareness about the benefits of vegan diets.
The athletes include professional athletes, coaches and athletes from the International Tennis Federation, which is known for its support of veganism.
The vegan athletes receive donations for their meals, including rice and beans, and donate money for their own expenses and to support local charities.
The group also works to promote awareness for animal welfare.
The AP also reported that athletes and coaches from the WNBA, NBA, NFL, NHL and other professional sports leagues have also signed up to the program, the most recent addition to a growing number of sports teams that have adopted vegan practices.