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2003: Bulls Assist Leader Assists Community

June 24, 2008

ValentineB&G0041.jpg2003 – Jalen Rose Makes an Assist in the Community for Every Assist on the Court …

More than 300 kids welcomed Jalen as he presented a $19,750
contribution to the Valentine Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday, June
25. The Jalen Rose Foundation contributed $50 for each of the 395
assists Jalen produced during the 2002-03 NBA season. The donation will
be used by the club for their Basketball League as well as other daily
operations and programs. Following the check presentation, Jalen spoke
to the young people about teamwork and good sportsmanship, goals that
are instilled on a daily basis at the club.

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago has been an
anchor of hope, stability and opportunity in the often chaotic lives of
Chicago’s youth during the critical after-school hours. Boys &
Girls Clubs are staffed by caring and trained professionals who engage
more than 12,000 young people each year in fun and life-enhancing
activities everyday after-school. Club programs instill a sense of
competence, usefulness, belonging and influence that enhance their
self-esteem and help young people achieve their full potential.