Making a Difference: Ja Morant gives jersey and sneakers to fan

Although he occasionally shoots his mouth off, Ja Morant is certainly a man of the people. When a young Grizzlies fan had an autographed basketball stolen from her by some rapscallion, the star guard stepped in to fill that void and gave her his game-worn jersey and sneakers. Much respect to Ja Morant for this.

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Making a Difference: SIAC, 100 Black Men of America and First Tee of Metro Atlanta join forces to help the community

Courtesy of the SIAC ATLANTA, Ga. (December 28, 2022) – During the holiday season, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) partnered with 100 Black Men of America and First Tee of Metro Atlanta to provide over 500 pairs of shoes to community organizations in need. Commissioner Holloman has headed this effort intending to continue the league’s give-back initiative to surrounding communities. “The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is proud to partner with the 100 Black of America for this significant community service project aimed at providing resources for disadvantaged groups in our institutional footprint,”…

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Kevin Durant and Durant Family Foundation commit $500K to Bowie State Athletics

Courtesy of Bowie State University Durant’s donation will support athletic facility upgrades and university athletics programs Bowie, Md. – December 12, 2022 – Prince George’s County native Kevin Durant and the Durant Family Foundation have committed to joining the Bowie State University Athletics Department in the transformation of the university’s main basketball gym and supporting BSU athletics programs. “We are dedicated to providing resources and possibilities to students for higher education, especially in Prince George’s County,” said Wanda Durant, who leads the Durant Family Foundation.  “Bowie State was the perfect place…

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NC Central ascends to top of MEAC with 50-21 win over Howard

Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics 21 Howard 3-6 , 2-1 50  N.C. Central 7-2 , 3-1 Team 1st 3rd 4th F Howard 7 14 0 21 N.C. Central 22 21 7 50 DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University junior quarterback Davius Richard passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and added 104 rushing yards with two trips to the end zone, as the Eagles celebrated homecoming with a 50-21 victory over Howard University in front of a sellout crowd of 14,322 inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. The Eagles are now atop the MEAC standings…

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Making a Difference: SWAC and MEAC initiate inaugural “Toy Drive Challenge”

From the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: NORFOLK, Va., October 28, 2021 – Today, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) launched their first-ever “Toy Drive Challenge,” in partnership with Toys for Tots. Each conference’s member institutions are hosting a toy drive on their campus and serving as drop sites for children’s toy donations for the holidays. The toy drives will run through Dec. 1, 2021. Reinforcing the historic rivalry between the two conferences, the MEAC and SWAC institution that collects the most toy donations will receive a block of free…

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Lebron gives game-worn kicks and towel to young fan in Sacramento

Lebron James gave a fan a lifetime memory when he gave a young fan the shoes off his feet and his towel during the Lakers preseason game against the Sacramento Kings this past Thursday. This was the highlight of the evening for the youngster, who had to watch his Lakers drop their final game, in a preseason that saw them go winless, to the Kings 116-112. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHiLz (@thebullyzsource) View this post on Instagram A post shared by PHiLz (@thebullyzsource) The youngster,…

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A brother, his family and Michael Jordan

Shaun Powell shares how a meeting with Michael Jordan helped his family heal after his brother died on Sept. 11. My younger brother, Scott, worked as a computer contractor at the Pentagon when the plane hit at 9:37 a.m. ET. He was in the wrong section in the wrong place on the wrong day in the wrong year. He and thousands of others in Lower Manhattan and northern Virginia and a small field in western Pennsylvania never returned home on September 11, 2001. Nothing prepares you for the horror and…

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Andre Drummond saves son from drowning

ANDRE Drummond is many things: a multiple-time NBA All-Star, a multiple-time rebounding champion, and an All-NBA performer However, above all of that he is a father and that was on display when he saved the life of his young son. Drummond and loved ones were enjoying a relaxing poolside day when his young son fell into the pool. With almost instantaneous reaction, Drummond was in the pool to rescue his son. Check out these video and some of my commentary below:

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Under Armour partners with KY Boys and Girls Club to donate over 5000 shoes

Owensboro,Kentucky’s Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club is going to give away 5,500 pair of shoes, all due to Under Armour. According to the club, the Baltimore-based athletic company had some extra shoes that they needed to get rid of and contacted the non-profit. Hagan has contacted local youth-serving and other non-profits to see if they need shoes. Cherie Varner and Lynne Whittaker of Fresh Start For Women and Children , who received some of the shoes had this to say: And she called us and she said, ‘hey we…

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Sixers Youth Foundation auctioning off game-worn sneakers

From nba.com: Proceeds From Auction to Benefit Local Youth The Sixers Youth Foundation announced today that it will be auctioning off 76ers game-worn sneakers beginning on Thursday, May 6 and concluding on Saturday, May 8. All proceeds from the auction presented by SNIPES will go directly toward supporting children in the  Delaware Valley. Josh and Marjorie Harris, co-founders of Harris Philanthropies, will be matching the proceeds from the auction. “We believe in using the power of basketball and the influence of the 76ers brand to inspire young people in the…

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