Angel Reese has been having a hot year and now she’s giving back by launching a new foundation called the Angel C. Reese Foundation.
The Basketball star, popularly known as the Bayou Barbie, told sports journalist Taylor Rooks at the annual Variety + Sportico Sports and Entertainment Summit her plans to pay it forward.
Angel Reese plans to use her foundation to provide girls with girls basketball camps, financial literacy programs, scholarships, holiday events, and ongoing community programming.
The Angel C. Reese Foundation will host its inaugural event titled “Back-to-School Giveback Block Party”. The event is scheduled to be held on August 19, 2023, at Saint Francis Academy in Baltimore, which is Reese’s very own Alma mater. This event will include the provision of school supplies, backpacks, clothing, food, and living essentials to children in need in the community
This is a commendable development considering the fact that Angel Reese has signed a handful of impressive deals with big brands. Some of these brands include Amazon, Xfinity, and Mielle Organics.
According to Essence “The Angel C. Reese Foundation will aim to foster equity for girls and underrepresented groups through innovative and impactful initiatives, develop practical solutions to overcome systemic challenges, and provide comprehensive resources that empower a new generation of girls to excel in sports and successfully transition to the real world,”
Angel Reese’s Year So Far
Angel Reese, born Angel C. Reese, is a 21-year-old college basketball player. She rose to international prominence after her stellar performance at the national championship earlier this year.
Following LSU’s (Louisiana State University) win, Reese, along with her teammates visited the White House to celebrate.
She appeared in the music video for the song titled “Put it on the floor” by Latto and Cardi B.
In April, she was portrayed on Saturday Night Live by Punkie Johnson, and in May 2023, Reese featured on the Cover of Sports Illustrated.
Angel Reese is also notable for the social media buzz following her ring finger controversy. She taunted her opponent by pointing to her ring finger during a game, meaning she was going home with the championship ring.
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