The NBA will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of Kidd to The Jason Kidd Foundation, which is dedicated to improving education among the youth, by ensuring that kids of all ages have the tools needed through mentoring, tutoring and technology programs to succeed in life.
This season Stephen Curry pledged to send three Malaria nets to Africa for every 3-pointer he hit and that worked out pretty well, cause all Curry did was break the single-season record for 3-pointers. Making 272 from downtown to eclipse the previous mark held by Ray Allen.
For those of you without access to calculators or Siri at this very moment, that means Curry donated a total of 73, 984 nets to help protect families from Malaria. Nice.
Co-founded by Sportswriter Rick Reilly in 2006, the foundation helping to fight Malaria in Africa is called Nothing But Nets and if you would like to help, today on World Malaria Day would be a great time to get involved. Up until midnight, Reilly will match all donations made to Nothing But Nets up to $20,000. Send one net, save twice the lives. Not bad.
Check out the video they made for a good cause below.
To aid the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon. Deval Patrick (Massachusetts Governor) and Tom Menino (Boston Mayor) formed The One Fund Boston.
As a result, when the Celtics meet up with the Knicks in New York today for Game 1. They will be wearing these adidas #BostonStandsAsOne warm-up shirts to raise awareness to the cause. 2,620 of these shirts have been printed with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the One Fund Boston.
Kmart puts out the Protege shoe every year, but with this model they aimed to help the youth. With sales of their latest affordable shoe, proceeds will go towards funding youth athletics and known organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. They will also feature a dedicated fun raising Facebook page to raise proceeds. Roger Mason of the Hornets currently wears shoes from the Protege line. Check out the shoe in action below.
The Jeremy Lin Foundation has identified three organizations in Houston that love and serve underprivileged youth.
Through a financial grant and public exposure, the Lin’s Foundation will support these organizations as they continue making a difference in there community. I think this is a great idea and if you would like to help him make a difference.
Donate to the project and watch the video below to vote for your favorite organization. The winning organization of this grant with the most votes will receive the additional benefit of visits and exposure by Jeremy Lin this year.
Take some time to check out the video below.
Starring Jeremy Lin, “The Last Pick” is a short film about helping others. It was shot and produced this past summer to support the Jeremy Lin Foundation which serves youth, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development.
The video demonstrates that when we give to others, we often benefit in return and it usually happens when we least expect it, but need it the most. It’s great that Jeremy’s efforts off the court continues to be the real strength of what Linsanity means.
Watch the video below.