Marcus and Markieff Morris Host Fifth Annual Backpack Giveaway in North Philadelphia

Marcus and Markieff Morris Host Fifth Annual Backpack Giveaway in North Philadelphia

On August 10, Marcus and Markieff Morris and their Family Over Everything Foundation hosted their 5th Annual Backpack Giveaway at Hunting Park Recreation Center in North Philadelphia, a place where the brothers spent much of their time as youth… 

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Devin Booker Pledges to Donate $2.5 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in Phoenix

Devin Booker Pledges to Donate $2.5 Million to Nonprofit Organizations in Phoenix

If you’re a Phoenix Suns fan, enduring the rebuild since the departure of Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire is undoubtedly frustrating. Fortunately though, there is one bright spot to Suns fandom (pun very much intended). His name is Devin Booker. Everyone knows he gets buckets — like 70 point game at 20 years old type of buckets. Booker is one of the best faces any NBA franchise has to offer. However, his greatness comprises more than just his game on the court…

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NBA Players Spread Holiday Cheer Across the Globe

NBA Players Spread Holiday Cheer Across the Globe

As Christmas and other holiday celebrations quickly approach, everyone is squeezing in their last minute shopping. However, while this time of year can be a joyous occasion for those of financial means, it often places a major strain on those with tight budgets. That’s why the NBA is working to touch as many lower income communities as possible this holiday season...

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Bam Adebayo Plays Active Role in His New Miami Community

Bam Adebayo Plays Active Role in His New Miami Community

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo is quickly making a name for himself in the NBA. Born Edrice Femi Adebayo, the 2016 McDonald’s All-American earned his nickname as a toddler when his mother began calling him Bam after he flipped over a table while watching the Flintstones. The name has not only become relevant to his powerful presence on the basketball court but also to the social impact he is already making in his NBA team city.

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Zach and Julie Ertz Launch Foundation After Philadelphia Eagles' Trip to Haiti

Zach and Julie Ertz Launch Foundation After Philadelphia Eagles' Trip to Haiti

This past spring when Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz returned home from Haiti after a trip with Mission of Hope, he eagerly recounted his experience to his wife, Julie, midfielder for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and the Chicago Red Stars. He shared the powerful joy and togetherness he felt in the impoverished communities where he had volunteered with fellow teammates to help build a youth sports complex.

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Jo Adell Partners With Louisville Metro Police Department to Host Second Annual Turkey Drive

Jo Adell Partners With Louisville Metro Police Department to Host Second Annual Turkey Drive

Last weekend, the Louisville Metro Police Foundation teamed up with 2017 first-round MLB draft pick and top Los Angeles Angels prospect Jo Adell for the second annual Jo Adell Turkey Drive in Louisville. Instead of serving warrants, LMPD officers collaborated with Adell to serve Thanksgiving meals to families in need in his hometown.

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Marcus and Markieff Morris’ Foundation Hosts First Annual Turkey Giveaway

Marcus and Markieff Morris’ Foundation Hosts First Annual Turkey Giveaway

On November 15, Marcus and Markieff Morris’ Family Over Everything Foundation hosted their first annual turkey giveaway at the Hank Gathers Youth Access Center in North Philadelphia, with 300 local residents in need taking home Thanksgiving turkeys along with uncooked side dishes donated by event sponsor Mills & Edwards, LLP.

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Albert Wilson Takes 150 Foster Kids and Parents to the Movies

Albert Wilson Takes 150 Foster Kids and Parents to the Movies

Wearing aqua and orange is a dream come true for South Florida native Albert Wilson. After signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 as a rookie free agent, Wilson joined the Miami Dolphins this past March. Since then, he has wasted no time giving back to the community where he spent six years in foster care as a youth.

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Desmond Mason Uses His Artwork to Make Communities Brighter

Desmond Mason Uses His Artwork to Make Communities Brighter

From 2001 NBA Slam Dunk Champion to established artist, Desmond Mason has transferred his creativity on the court to the canvas — in addition to walls, a Mercedes Benz G-Wagen and even his Slam Dunk Contest trophy. A painter since he was 11 years old and a studio art major at Oklahoma State University, Mason’s post-NBA career actually makes perfect sense.

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Marcus and Markieff Morris Host Backpack Giveaway in Philly and D.C.

Marcus and Markieff Morris Host Backpack Giveaway in Philly and D.C.

In North Philadelphia born and raised, NBA stars Marcus and Markieff Morris are giving back to underserved youth in their hometown this new school year. This past August, the Morris brothers and their recently established Family Over Everything Foundation hosted a backpack giveaway and community day at Hunting Park Recreation Center in Philadelphia for over 300 inner-city youth and their families.

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