NewsCharles Barkley Pledges $1M To St. Mary's Academy And Auburn

Charles Barkley Pledges $1M To St. Mary’s Academy And Auburn

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Barkley’s generosity has been well-documented.

Former NBA player Charles Barkley has pledged to donate money to young Black girls at a New Orleans high school and his alma mater, Auburn University, to ensure they have the opportunity to make something of themselves.

“These beautiful Black women, man, they’re just the high achievers,” Barkley said. “A lot is demanded of everybody at the school—high excellence. And these two young Black women did something in mathematics that was incredible. It just inspired me.”

Barkley has also pledged to donate $1 million to the women’s athletics department at Auburn University, where he played Division 1 basketball before being drafted into the NBA.
“I just want to make sure I always take care of the women at Auburn because I worry about them more than anything during this NIL movement,” he said. “Everybody’s worried about football and basketball. I just want to make sure the women know I’ve got a lot of love and appreciation for them.”

Barkley’s generosity has been well-documented. Just last year, he said he was changing his will by redesignating the $5 million he will leave to Auburn for scholarships for low-income Black students.
“That’s just my way of trying to make sure Auburn stays diverse,” he said last June.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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