Team Giannis donating another $100,000 to After School Matters charity
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo says his All-Star team is going to donate another $100,000 to the After School Matters charity they were playing for during the NBA All-Star Game. The charity was already set to get $100,000 based on the All-Star Game results.
After School Matters is a Chicago-based non-profit organization devoted to providing innovative out-of-school programs for teenagers. The teen population that After School Matters serves is almost entirely minority and living at or below the poverty level:
Thank you @Aftrschoolmttrs for your energy as you inspired us. It was an honor to play for you. On behalf of our team, we’re going to donate another $100k to support your great work. Keep it up! https://t.co/oJr3bUZXc9
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) February 17, 2020
After School Matters was founded more than two decades ago by Chicago’s former First Lady, Maggie Daley. Since then, it has served more than 200,000 teens. Mellody Hobson, President of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, became Board Chair in 2012 following Mrs. Daley’s passing.
Just like last season, the Bucks have the best record in the NBA. Antetokounmpo could very well win his second straight MVP award, too. He’s averaging 30.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists while shooting 54.9 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.4 percent from the free-throw line.
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