Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth is
Chris Paul is partnering with the Basketball Hall of Hame to bring an HBCU basketball tournament. The HBCU Tip-Off will feature Winston-Salem, Virginia Union, West Virginia and Morehouse. He partnered will be held on November 22-23 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The games are reportedly expected to be nationally televised.
"I appreciate the collaboration with of the Basketball Hall of Fame and Mohegan Sun in hosting this inaugural event. With several family members and friends who have attended HBCUs, I know firsthand how important they are to our community and country's future. Im excited to offer an elevated experience to players and fans this November," CP3 said in a statement.
The North Carolina native has been involved with several projects directly pertaining to HBCUs. He partnered with Harvard Business School to bring its Entertainment, Media and Sports program to North Carolina A&T and other HBCUs creating the Special Topics in Management course to develop a career pipeline for students; raised awareness through his HBCU Sneaker Tour, and launched voting initiatives to encourage students to vote in 2020; executive produced ESPN+ Why Not Us , a documentary about North Carolina Central's men's basketball team and partnered with Sour Patch Kids and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to create the Mischief for Change Scholarship Fund with a $1 million commitment over the next five years for HBCU students.
John L. Doleva President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame spoke n working with the NBA vet and his work with HBCUs, "Chris Paul has shown unwavering support for HBCUs and brought an awareness to creating opportunities for the student-athletes at these institutions. The Hall of Fame is proud to share in Chris' vision and bring this event to life at beautiful Mohegan Sun Arena."
CP3 just does not let up when it comes to his investment to HBCUs.