Sep. 8 2016
Thanks to the generous support of the contributions from the Academic Distinction Fund (ADF), NBA Players Association and Project 70805 the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System (Foundation for EBRSS) will be providing financial support to teachers in EBR Schools. This community effort was led by Matt Saurage, Jamey Firnberg, Representative Ted James, Langston Galloway and Jason Hughes. ADF led the effort for teacher support with an initial $70,000 commitment to provide grants for educators at the flooded schools. ADF has a long history of supporting teachers through their teacher grant program.
Baton Rouge native Langston Galloway, a New Orleans Pelicans player reached out to the NBA Players Association following the flooding to seek support for his hometown. Their commitment to the Foundation for EBRSS is $25,000. Mr. Galloway stated, “I would like to thank the NBA Players Association for recognizing the needs of my community and partnering with me to help ease some of the burden on families as they recover. This special gift represents the brotherhood that is among my colleagues across the NBA and the mission of the NBA Players Association. My community and I are eternally grateful.” State Representative Ted James and Project 70805 Founder, Jason Hughes, joined the effort of the Foundation for EBRSS to ensure classroom support at all eight flooded schools. Project 70805 contributed $15,000 to the teacher grant program. This money will be used to help teachers replenish classroom supplies lost during the recent flooding of eight area schools:
“I am deeply grateful for the sincere appreciation our community has for the work of the classroom teachers. These organizations understand the commitment of the men and women that guide our children in the classroom. This donation will provide financial support for supplies for teachers who lost instructional materials in the flooding that they collected throughout their careers,” said Keila Stovall, Executive Director, Foundation for EBRSS. The Foundation is distributing checks to schools next week.
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