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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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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Grambling to celebrate National Giving Day Tuesday

Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University Department of Athletics will celebrate National Giving Day on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. In honor of the National Day of Giving, Grambling State Athletics encourages fans, supporters and alumni to donate to our student-athlete wellness campaign. Contributions will go toward the following: Contributions can be made directly to the athletic department at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/agp/ (https://secure.qgiv.com/for/agp/) #GivingTuesday #ThisIsTheG FOLLOW GRAMBLING STATE ATHLETICS  For complete coverage of Grambling State athletics, please follow the Tigers on social media at @GSU_Tigers (Twitter), /GramblingStateTigers1901…

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Making A Difference: SAU and Shaw teams up with Academy Sports to donate gift cards

Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and Academy Sports + Outdoors donated $5,000 in gift cards to two local youth programs earlier this month. The Wake County Boys & Girls Club and the Capital City Steelers Junior/Peewee Football Team each received a $2,500 gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors in Apex, N.C. The gift cards enabled the youth programs to buy new equipment, gear, apparel, footwear and other school items. The gift card presentation was held during the Raleigh Classic football game between crosstown schools Saint Augustine’s University and Shaw…

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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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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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Making A Difference : John Wall donates meals to weather-affected Houstonians

from nbcsports.com: he massive winter storm that has swept through the midsection of the United States has left millions without power, food or fresh water. Texas has been hit especially hard, so John Wall decided to do his part to assist those in need.T This past week, the Rockets guard donated more than 700 meals to Houstonians struggling with the recent loss of utilities and other necessities. Most of the food was given to people who were sheltered at a furniture store downtown. The Houston Rockets organization itself chipped in…

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