Team captains Stephen Curry and LeBron James have chosen the local charities they will be playing for during the 67th NBA All Star Game on Sunday, Feb 18.
Team Curry has selected the Brotherhood Crusade and Team LeBron has selected the After-School All-Stars Los Angeles, as the community-based organizations they will be supporting.
The winning team will donate $350,000 and the losing team will donate $150,000 to their selected organization.
Both captains revealed their selection in videos shared on social media.
After-School All-Stars Los Angeles provides comprehensive out-of-school programming for more than 8,000 students in need across 52 schools. Brotherhood Crusade works to empower and support underserved youth in South Los Angeles through mentoring, education, health and wellness and leadership programs.
Using his platform to help serve others is nothing new for Curry. The Warriors superstar guard has also expressed his desire to impact people and reach them for Christ.
“I want people to know when they see me play that something is different, that I play for something different, and whether I’m talking about it [or not], I just hope by the way I carry myself and by the way I play the game, they can see there’s something different about that guy,” Curry said in 2016.
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