#PressRelease NBA All-Star John Wall to Host 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway #JWFamilyFoundation – Media Opportunities Available

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 JOHN WALL TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

***Photo and Video Opportunities***

WHO: John Wall Family Foundation WHAT: 5th Annual Back to School Giveaway
WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: The Salvation Army of Wake County 902 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604
Raleigh, N.C. (August 13, 2018)

For the fifth consecutive year, NBA All-Star ​John Wall ​and the ​John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF) ​will host a Back to School Backpack Giveaway on Aug. 18. In the last four years, the JWFF has donated over 2,500 backpacks to students in the Raleigh, NC area. The foundation has partnered with the ​Salvation Army of Wake County​ to host this​ ​year’s event in Raleigh, NC. The event will be from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM​. 1,000 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade will receive ​backpacks filled with​ ​school supplies, such as pencils, notebooks, folders. Backpacks and t-shirts​ are ​courtesy​ ​of ​adidas​.
“We are proud to once again partner with the John Wall Family Foundation and would like to thank John and his foundation for their donation of book bags to our children,” said Sarah Ruiz, Program Director for the Salvation Army’s Community Center. “Our Children can return to school prepared to have a successful school year.”

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This year, the foundation has partnered with local businesses who have made in-kind donations to help support the Back to School Block Party. They are ​Bodyarmor, ​ ​Dometic, EA Sports, and KIND.

JWFF worked with various non profit organizations to select recipients for the Back to School giveaway. ​ Backpack recipients must have a ticket to receive a backpack and be escorted by a chaperone.

MEDIA: John Wall’s media availability will be at 10:30 a.m. Photo and video opportunities available. All media requests must be submitted to Candyce Jones at candyce@anchoredconsulting.com or 301.693.8242.

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About The John Wall Family Foundation: The John Wall Family Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for underserved families and to impact the lives of young minority males through mentorship, education and physical activity.

 

Rockets @Jharden13 kicks off his inaugural JH-Town Weekend August 19 & 20 with a charity basketball tournament & series of events

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Houston Rockets’ James Harden kicks off a fun-filled weekend in Houston, TX comprised of a series of events including a Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament benefitting “3 The Harden Way” Scholarship Program.

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The event will take place Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20th at Rice University (Tudor Fieldhouse 6100 Main Street Houston, TX 77231). The 4 teams assembled for the tournament are, “Team Harden”, “Team Boss Life”, “Dream Chasers”, and “Team LaFlame”. Confirmed NBA Players and Celebrities include: Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Demar Derozan, Devin Booker, Dion Waiters, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric Gordon, Gerald Green, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, John Wall, Josh Simmons, Josh Smith, Kentavious Caldwell Pope, Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris, PJ Tucker, Tyler Ennis, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, Cassie, Karen Civil, Slim Thug, Kylie Jenner, and many more!

Games will begin on Saturday at 1pm and 3pm, and conclude on Sunday with the Tournament Finale at 3pm.

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All Proceeds will Benefit “3 The Harden Way” Scholarship Program

3 The Harden Way is James Harden’s charity organization established to provide higher learning opportunities for future leaders. It is dedicated to bringing economic and educational gaps in the Houston metropolitan area by providing academic financial support to higher achieving students, demonstrating leadership within communities facing hardship.

 

To Purchase Tickets click here: JH-Town Weekend

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