LeBron James Family Foundation Distributes Socks and Shoes to Students
The LeBron James Family Foundation, in conjunction with Microsoft Xbox and Samaritan’s Feet, distributed 400 pairs of new socks and shoes to Movement School elementary students as part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Charlotte. Microsoft Xbox donated 400 pairs of brand-new shoes and socks for the children. Volunteers with Samaritan’s Feet and student ambassadors from the LeBron James Family Foundation gently washed the feet of each child before presenting them with brand-new shoes.
NBA Wives Association Women’s Empowerment Luncheon
During the NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte, the National Basketball Wives Association held its second annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. This year’s theme was “The Evolution of Women in Business.” The luncheon honored Debra Lee, Chasity Melvin, Valeisha Butterfield Jones and Courtney Ajinca. Special guests included Ayesha Curry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, La La Anthony, as well as Baron Davis and Carli Champion as co-hosts. Proceeds from the luncheon benefited The March of Dimes and Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
Local Girl with Cystic Fibrosis Guest Stars on NBC
Waxhaw girl Lilly Knowles landed a guest star position on NBC’s television series New Amsterdam. In the episode that aired on April 16, Lilly played a 13-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. As someone who has battled with the disease her entire life, this role is also a reality for her. In addition to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Lilly is getting ready to participate in the Charlotte 2019 Great Strides 5K Run/Walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The 5K will take place on May 18 at 10 a.m.