Pittsburgh, Pa (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Neil Haley, The Total Tutor host of the Total Education Celebrity Show, interviewed former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway. Hardaway talked his Tim Hardaway Foundation, why he started, his goals for the foundation and why he got involved.
In the interview, Hardaway explained that he wants all children to have the right mentors just like he had growing up.
“A lot people gave back to me,” Hardaway said. “Hard work pays off. I have the right people around me and I have the team to make sure the foundation is a success.”
The mission of the foundation is “Helping our Youth Crossover to a Better Life,” which is a play off his crossover-dribble style of basketball. The foundation sponsors after school programs that teach the children how to workout and eat right. The program focuses on 12 to 15 kids at a time that attend a 6-week program. The students have shown progress in school, according to Hardaway, and are not getting into trouble as they once were.
Hardaway, a 14-year NBA veteran of the NBA and 2012 NBA Hall of Fame Nominee, is also a loving husband and father. He is a Chicago native best known for his invention of the “crossover” dribble. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 1989 and played for them until 1996, when he was then traded to the Miami Heat. Because of his success in Miami, the Heat retired his jersey #10 in 2009.
GJ Reynolds, CEO of Beachlifestyle Media Group said, “Tim sees the importance of feeding children in need. That is my passion too. I want all children to receive the proper nutrition.”