Betsy Hiel's Winter Olympics Blog - PittsburghLIVE.com ... altruistic speed skater Joey Cheek holds the lead. Cheek, a gold and silver medalist here, has donated his U.S. Olympic medal compensation of $40,000 to a charity, Right to Play.Joey Cheek got to carry the stars and stripes into the stadium for the closing event. Next he gets to go to college. He is the one with the biggest heart this go-around. He got my vote too.