NewsNBA Star Hosts Golf Classic, To Fund Youth’s Dreams Of Success

NBA Star Hosts Golf Classic, To Fund Youth’s Dreams Of Success

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 7: Jalen Brunson #11 of the Senior Men’s National Team looks on during the game against the Puerto Rican National Team during the 2023 FIBA World Cup exhibition game on August 7, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

First-year New York Knicks player Jalen Brunson hosted a charity golf tournament near his hometown in Illinois. The event showcased and benefitted his organization, Second Round Foundation. He started the foundation to support youths’ dreams through academics, sports, and outreach.

In a recent interview, he discussed his organization and the importance of being a role model. He shared the reason behind the foundation’s name, saying that Second Round’s name comes from “being drafted in the second round and always kind of being overlooked.”
“I just wanted to give people, preferably the younger kids and younger adults, that mindset of no matter what people think or say about you, it’s all about your mindset and how you attack every situation.”

He does know that younger people are looking at him simply because he has made it to the NBA. Some share the same dream, and he wants to show them they can get there.

Outside of being a role model, he stresses the importance of keeping relationships.
“Just keeping relationships and seeing how people have helped you and where you came from is so important. I want to be able to help people know that keeping relationships is important. You can do all this stuff for people you don’t know, but if you get to know these people, it’s a totally different story.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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