Skyhook Foundation

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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I have decided to open up the Skyhook Foundation to improve peoples lives through sports and education because my life could not have been what it is without sports and education. It started when I was in grade school and I had the opportunity to play basketball on the streets of Manhattan. I think organized sports play a key role in helping children learn the values of discipline and teamwork. The values that my parents tried to instill in me were very much reinforced by what I was taught on the court. And I have maintained friendships from that time in my life to this day.  Education also was a key value  that my parents emphasized as I grew up. So I am hoping that the Skyhook Foundation will continue to spread this very valuable message and that I can aid scholars in their efforts.
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