Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks. In 2005, he established the Carmelo Anthony Foundation to give back to the community through a variety of outreach programs and donations.
He was a spokesman for the Family Resource Center in Denver, and helped organize a Christmas party, entitled “A Very Melo Christmas.”
He hosts an annual 3-on-3 tournament, known as “Melo’s H.O.O.D. Movement 3 on 3 Challenge (Holding Our Own Destiny)” in Baltimore.
He opened “The Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center” in Baltimore on December 14, 2006.
He contributed $1.5 million to the Living Classrooms Foundation, a non-profit organization that “provides innovative hands-on-education, job-training and community service programs for over 35,000 children, youth and young adults in the east Baltimore community.”
After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Anthony donated $35,000 to relief efforts. He donated $1,000 per point scored against San Antonio and Houston in January, 2005.
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