By Delinda Lombardo on
NBA veteran player Adonal Foyle and the Kerosene Lamp Foundation (KLF) have launched their ‘March $10K Campaign’ in efforts to raise funding for KLF’s Athletics & Academics Island Camps in Foyle’s country of St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
Foyle, who was recently honored by the NBA with the prestigious Community Contribution Award, chose March for the launch to coincide with his 34th birthday on March 9. The campaign runs through the end of the month and will help make the camps a reality for 1,000 kids in these countries.
“I launched the Athletics & Academics Camps as an avenue through which the Kerosene Lamp Foundation could, in some small way, encourage a child to strive for success in the classroom and beyond,” said Adonal Foyle. “St. Vincent & The Grenadines is a tiny nation, one that is dependent on the potential of the next generation to make it thrive. With these camps, I use basketball to connect with the kids to promote a healthy lifestyle and stress their need to take an active role in their education.”
There are several ways you can help the KLF raise funds for these much needed camps. For those on a budget, you can purchase a $10 raffle ticket for the chance to win an autographed Adonal Foyle NBA jersey, autographed Dwight Howard shoes, and more. Raffles are one of the best-kept secrets in the industry and a great way to donate while taking a chance at winning some fabulous schwag! You can also bid in an online auction or make a direct gift to the camps-they are always in need of basketballs, books, or cash to sponsor a child’s attendance.
And for an awesome ‘hands-on’ experience, attend the “D.C. KLF Fundraiser” on March 13th at the Wizards/Magic NBA game. Purchase a ticket to the game and get the opportunity to meet NBA star J.J. Redick, among others.
Much, much more info at KeroseneLampFoundation.org
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