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Month #5 is here and it’s a special one! For the month of May, we are going to be raising money for Pencils of Promise (PoP).
Before we dive in, let’s look back at the first three months:
We’ve had donors from all over the country! Major shoutout to those of you who are making a monthly contribution to the Giving Challenge.
This month is very exciting to me because I am able to tie my passions of sports, education, and charity into one month.
On the sports side, we have two huge events coming up, PBC Celebrity Influencer Game and Professional Basketball Combine.
For the PBC Celebrity Influencer Game, a portion of all profits are going to Pencils of Promise and our campaign as a way to provide the SoCal community with an incredible event while also raising money for charity.
For the Professional Basketball Combine which features 24 NBA draft prospects, we get to tie this event to PoP and use our platform to raise awareness and money. What’s really exciting is that a lot of our players will end up playing in America and all over the world and maybe even in a country that builds a PoP school. To take it even further, this year at the PBC we are introducing an educational component for all the players to help them succeed on and off the court.
The synergies couldn’t be more perfect and I hope that you will all get behind this incredible initiative and support us as we aim to raise $50,000 over time to build and dedicate a school.
Even if we don’t reach out school goal, for every $75 we raise, we can provide a student with a year’s worth of education!
Support Pencils of Promise here!
What is Pencils of Promise?
The best part is 100% of online donations go toward PoP’s educational programs–so every cent you give goes directly to helping kids who need it most.
In nearly 10 years, PoP has built over 470 schools and serves over 93,000 students every day - all of it driven by a movement of everyday people who took a moment to share a sliver of the gifts in their lives with children who are less fortunate.
Pencils of Promise Mission
Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.
I am on a mission to inspire people to achieve their own definition of success and reach the highest level of personal happiness.