Sportsideo’s SportsQuest gives my foundation a platform to not only raise money, but raise awareness. Our goal is to send each child involved in our foundation to college." Jameer Nelson
Huntington, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
Sportsideo, LLC announced today that Orlando Magic Point Guard, Jameer Nelson, has registered The Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation for Sportsideo’s SportsQuest (http://jn14.com/foundation-jn/). Sportsideo’s interview with Jameer Nelson can be seen at http://sportsideo.com.
“We are really pleased that Jameer has chosen Sportsideo to help achieve the goals of The Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation,” said Steve Vesce, Managing Director of Sportsideo. “Jameer is an incredible role model for us at Sportsideo and for so many young and older people who love the game. Most of us have seen first-hand how Jameer’s talent, discipline, and focus in playing basketball have enabled him to achieve at the highest levels of his sport. Less visible and equally impressive, however, is how Jameer consistently combines his sports experience with his views on education to positively influence and help so many. We feel privileged to be able to assist Jameer in his mission to combine sports and education to provide life lessons and create opportunities for young people”, Vesce concluded.
“Sportsideo’s SportsQuest gives my foundation a platform to not only raise money, but raise awareness. Our goal is to send each child involved in our foundation to college. Using the game of basketball, some of our student athletes are afforded opportunities that typically wouldn’t be readily available to them. With coaching, tutoring, mentoring, and positive role models, we try our best to have each of our student-athletes on a college-bound track,” said Jameer Nelson, current NBA player and founder of the Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation.
To see Sportsideo’s interview with Jameer Nelson and to join Sportsideo to help The Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation, please visit http://sportsideo.com.
About The Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation
The Pete and Jameer Nelson Foundation is committed to the academics, athletics, and the social development of children by providing funding, resources, mentoring, occupational skills, life skills, employment; and coaching to the kids of the Chester/Philadelphia and Orlando area. Our goal is to enrich the lives of kids while providing them with opportunities that they normally would not have. Using NBA All Star Jameer Nelson’s name and stature, we are able connect and communicate with kids of all ages. We will empower and prepare the kids of Chester, Philadelphia, and Orlando for the everyday academic challenges the world has to offer.
About Jameer Nelson
Jameer Nelson is currently the starting point guard for the Orlando Magic. Nelson attended Chester High School, played under legendary coach Fred Pickett and helped his team to a PIAA state championship. Nelson played at Saint Joseph’s University from 2000 – 2004, where he started in 125 career games for SJU. He was unanimously named National Freshman of the Year after a breakout first season leading the conference and set a school single-season record with 213 assists. As a senior at SJU, Nelson was the Consensus National Player of the Year, earning the Associated Press, Wooden, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson, and Chevrolet Player of the Year awards. He was also chosen as Player of the Year by The Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, and FoxSports.com. Nelson was unanimously selected as a First Team All-American and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. He led the Saint Joseph’s Hawks to a perfect regular season (27-0), a top ranking in the national polls, the school’s first #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and a trip to the Elite Eight! He left the Hawks as the best player in the program’s history, as its all-time leader in scoring (2094 points), assists (714), and steals (256). His jersey #14 was retired by SJU on April 23, 2004 and Jameer was inducted into the SJU Hall of Fame in 2011.
Jameer Nelson was selected 20th in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, and then traded to the Orlando Magic for a 2005 first-round draft pick. At the end of the season, Nelson was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. During the 2008 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Nelson assisted Dwight Howard on several of his dunks, including the Superman dunk. Jameer has become a key component to the success of the Orlando Magic during the past few seasons. In 2009, Jameer was selected as an All Star reserve by the Eastern Conference coaches. He was unable to participate in the game due to injury.
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