CHRIS PAUL PARTNERS WITH GARTH BROOKS/TROY AIKMAN TEAMMATES FOR KIDS FOUNDATION TO REFURBISH BASKETBALL COURT IN LONDON
Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul is in London with Team USA preparing for the Olympics which officially kick off on Friday, July 27. While in England, Paul is also helping to make a difference by partnering up with The Garth Brooks/Troy Aikman Teammates for Kids Foundation to refurbish a basketball court at the Hornfair Hub in Charlton. The court is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2012.
On Saturday, July 28, Paul will host a Basketball Master Class Clinic at the Thomas Tallis School for 75 young people from the Greenwich Sports Academy (GSA) and the Charlton Trust (CACT). Gym bags provided by Jordan Brand will be distributed to all participants and will include t-shirts and a basketball.
About the Refurbishment
The court belongs to the Hornfair Park Sports Hub in Charlton located at the center of Royal Greenwich, London. This area features the top 10 percent most deprived areas in England. The funding would also potentially provide for a legacy coaching program to complement the new facility, and could be linked into the Greenwich Academy and the Greenwich Admirals basketball clubs targeting young people most at risk, feeding them into club basketball as a diversionary activity.
About Teammates for Kids
Since its inception in 1999, The Teammates for Kids Foundation has worked with over 3,000 professional athletes from every popular professional sport to develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children’s charities. Focusing on three major areas--children’s health, education, and inner-city outreach--Teammates has passed the $100 million mark, distributing over $80 million in cash, gifts-in-kind, and scholarships and building a $25 million endowment that will ensure that the fight for children’s needs continues in the future. Teammates has accomplished these goals with one simple rule…100% OF THE MONEY GOES TO THE KIDS. Any and all overhead costs are paid for by the board of the foundation, which is made up of Hall of Fame athletes, corporation owners, corporate officers, and entertainers. With an emphasis on building Child Life Zones in hospitals across the United States and eventually around the world, Teammates has brought aid to children in more than 60 countries.
About the CP3 Foundation
The CP3 Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families.
Chris' partnership with Teammates for Kids is supported by an annual pledge based on game statistics and performance benchmarks. The CP3 Foundation is committed to the community through initiatives that includes partnerships with Feed The Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity to name a few.