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Allen Crabbe Supports High School Alma Mater

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The former Trail Blazers and current Nets guard gives generously to the school his family founded, and for which he played high school basketball.

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Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Allen Crabbe is putting his $18.5 million contract to good use. Ben Golliver of the Washington Post profiled Crabbe’s gift towards his alma mater, Frederick K.C. Price III Christian Schools of Los Angeles. Named for Crabbe’s grandfather, the K-12 institution found itself struggling to make up a budgetary shortfall last summer when Crabbe stepped in with a significant donation.

Golliver quotes Crabbe’s mother, who sits on the school’s board:

“There’s no way we can go out like this,” Cheryl Price remembered thinking. “I had nothing to lose. I told Allen that your money is your money, and that no one can tell you what you should be doing with it. My son is an amazing young man. He said, ‘I’ll do it. I’ll step up.’ I thought my sister was going to start hyperventilating when she read his text messages to the board. Everybody cheered.”

The school named its basketball court after Crabbe in response to the gift.

Golliver’s article touches on Crabbe’s high school accomplishments and recounts the day he addressed the school publicly after making his donation.

Crabbe now plays for the Brooklyn Nets, where he averages 9.6 points per game on 37.8% three-point shooting.