Bright Beginnings, an early childhood development and learning organization that serves around 162 children a day, announced the contribution in a news release. The donation, which Wall made via the John Wall Family Foundation, will help the center achieve that goal.
The Wizards guard reportedly made a $400,000 donation to the organization, which will go toward the opening of a second center in southeast D.C. The group serves children and families living in crisis shelters or transitional housing.
Washington Wizards’ John Wall poses for a photographer during an… Wall pledged a cool million dollars to District-area charities after inking his five-year maximum salary contract back in 2013.
“So I just liked how they’re doing it. They’re giving parents an opportunity to clean themselves up, find a job and just giving those kids an opportunity to get an education and have a place to sleep and food to eat”.
“I did that all summer”, Wall said Monday during the Wizards’ media day. “That’s one thing my mom always instilled in me, it doesn’t matter what nobody thinks about you as a basketball player, they are going to look at you as a person first”.
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“The expectation’s to get through that wall, get over that hump”, Wall said. “But they were young, so they don’t know what is happening and what I did – only the people working there”.
Sports fans in D.C. can actually find solace in the Wizards in the same year that the football team seems destined to fire Jay Gruden and the baseball team is in danger of falling under. “That’s when our team is great”. But then you see the little kids.