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Chris Paul Family Foundation makes $50,000 donation to WSSU Athletics Team 250

Red carpet photo with Chris Paul family
The Chris Paul Family Foundation is challenging alumni, friends, businesses and corporations to join them in supporting WSSU student-athletes. The NBA superstar is a native of Winston-Salem, and both his parents are alumni of WSSU.

A $50,000 donation from The Chris Paul Family Foundation is helping Winston-Salem State University Athletics move closer to its spring fundraising goal.

“We appreciate the support from the Chris Paul Family Foundation. We hope that this inspires more individuals to give to the WSSU Team 250,” said George Knox, interim director of athletics. “This will help with our commitment to our student-athletes not only on the field, but in the classroom and beyond.”  

The donation, which was first announced on Friday, April 5, supports WSSU Team 250. The initiative has a goal of raising $250,000 over four months to address needs of the athletics department, such as uniforms, equipment and scholarships. Each area addressed will help to provide better experiences and more opportunities for WSSU student-athletes, Knox said.

“Our family is honored to support student-athletes at Winston-Salem State University,” the Chris Paul Family Foundation announced. “We challenge all alumni, friends, businesses and corporations to join – Team 250 – $250,000 for student-athletes. WSSU urgently needs resources for scholarships and uniforms for its athletics program.”

The NBA star, who plays for the Houston Rockets, is a native of Winston-Salem, and both his parents are alumni of the university.

More than 100 donors and organizations have supported the initiative since it launched, and more than $95,000 has been raised toward the $250,000 goal. The fundraiser will continue through June 30.

“We are honored to have partnered with the Chris Paul Family Foundation, and we hope that alumni, the community and friends accept the challenge that they have presented to each of us,” said James DuBose, WSSU associate athletic director for external affairs.

The fundraiser features a user-friendly donation page that can be accessed from mobile devices as well as desktop computers. Supporters also can text HORNS to 71777 to give or visit the Team 250 fundraiser page

For more information on Team 250 and Winston-Salem State University Athletics, visit www.WSSURams.com.

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