Over the years, we have written or referenced Blazers VP of Basketball Operations Tom Penn's work with the St. Jude Children's hospital many times (most recently here). This week, Penn's charity -- Hoops for St. Jude -- is partnering with the NBA for a week-long fundraiser. The entire SB Nation Basketball Network has stepped up to help spread the word thanks to the leadership of SBN's NBA League Manager and Bright Side of the Sun writer Seth Pollack. Here's everything you need to know about the week's events from Seth.
The SB Nation Basketball Network is proud to join with the NBA to spread the word about the Hoops for St. Jude Week. This is a great program for a great cause and we encourage you to participate.
Join NBA stars from around the league in celebrating Hoops for St. Jude Week and help fight childhood cancer. NBA stars including Pau Gasol, Rudy Gay, Shane Battier, Danny Granger, Steve Blake, Kevin Love and Coach George Karl have teamed up for Hoops for St. Jude by donating $20,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
You can support Hoops for St. Jude Week by making a donation to St. Jude or by bidding for hope on items during the eBay auction at www.hoopsforstjude.org. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal,Steve Nash, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and others have each donated an autographed team jersey. Don't miss your opportunity to own a piece of NBA history while helping a child with cancer.
Hoops for St. Jude Week - turnings hoops into hope for the patients of St. Jude.
For more information, visit www.hoopsforstjude.org.
We encourage you to participate and donate any way you can!
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