NBA star Kyrie Irving is giving some Lincoln University students much-needed financial relief, a perfect end to a turbulent fiscal year.
During the Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Foundation's eleven day fundraiser, nine students attending HBCU in Pennsylvania will receive their remaining tuition fees paid in full. The Athletic & # 39; s Shams Charania took the news on Twitter.
"Brooklyn Nets security guard Kyrie Irving paid the tuition fees for nine students at HBCU (Lincoln University) on December 10th as part of his foundation's 11 fundraising days in December," Charania tweeted Thursday (December 31st).
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Tuition fees are just one of Irving's recent philanthropic endeavors, including pledging funds to fight racial inequality and donating resources to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, he donated $ 323,000 and 250,000 meals to people affected by the virus in the New York area, according to HBCU Sports.
He also donated $ 1.5 million to pay WNBA players who decided to suspend the 2020 season because of concerns about the coronavirus or racial climate in America, Complex said. The protests were triggered, among other things, by the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.
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