Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, Giving Back to the Community

6 Dec

Chris Bosh laying it down early in his career

According to, Chris Bosh (of the Miami Heat) recently became the newest National Ambassador for “After-School All-Stars”, a role that will enable him to help raise awareness of the critical need for after-school programs to keep kids safe and help them succeed in school and in life. On Friday, he visited Norland Middle School to encourage the students.

“Visiting these children let me see first-hand what an impact ‘After School All-Stars’ has on the youth in keeping them in a safe and uplifting environment in their own schools,” Bosh said. “I was able to tell these kids how important a good education is, and for any kid that is interested in sports, doing well in school is a must.”

In addition, Bosh has agreed to donate $20 for every rebound he makes during the regular season, as part of the charity’s Hoop Heroes fund-raising program for NBA players. Teammates LeBron James and Mike Miller also are part of the program.

“Being a part of Hoop Heroes allows me to give back while I do what I love on the court,” Bosh said, “and gives my fans a chance to give back with me every time I score.”

And just a little site note, Bosh has racked up 150 rebounds so far… and his season totals hover around 700.  At $20 per board – that is a nice chunk of change.  Let Bosh know how great his contributions are on his twitter account, @ChrisBosh !


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