Kobe Bryant Supports Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Primary Position: General Partner, Bryant Stibel
In 1991, Bryant started his basketball career when he played for his high school team at Lower Merion High School. In 1996, he was drafted into National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Charlotte Hornets and was subsequently traded to Los Angeles Lakers. In 1997, he founded Kobe Family Entertainment, an entertainment company. In 2013, he co-founded Bryant Stibel, a venture capital firm. In 2014, he founded Kobe Incorporated, a venture capital firm that majorly invests in sports industry. In April 2016, he played his last game.

GIVING HISTORY
Philanthropic donor gives primarily to healthcare causes. Lifetime giving exceeds $10,000. Notable gifts include: At least $10,000 to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and at least $1,000 to Children`s Hospital Orange County (CHOC). He has also donated to American Red Cross, Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation and Dream Foundation; exact donations made are unclear. Founder of the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need, and encouraging young people to stay active through sports. The foundation operates Mamba Football Club, a youth soccer club in Orange County, California that teaches young athletes how to become leaders and independent thinkers. The foundation has partnered with several Los Angeles, California-based organizations including Step Up on Second, My Friend’s Place and United Way. He has reportedly granted undisclosed amount to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Center for Abused Children, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center. He is actively involved with NBA Cares. He has reportedly supported the victims of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, earthquake in China and Haiti and the disaster in Japan. He has also established the international youth scholarships for the Kobe Basketball Academy. In 2009, he partnered with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to launch the Kobe China Fund as his first global charitable initiative to raise funds and awareness for education and health program. He is a corporate sponsor of the Scholastic Sports Network.
Bryant is the Honorary Chair of the United Way’s HomeWalk.

Fam1st Family Foundation Week

11th Annual Football Camp

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation

Family First Football Camp this Saturday at Oakland Tech High School! Kids 6-12 are from 9 am -12 pm with registration at 8 am, and kids 13-18 are from 1-4 pm, with registration at noon. Still have plenty of room…it’s FREE!

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 8 AM – 5 PM

Family Bowl Night

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation
Join us for a evening of FAMILY FUN!!

ALBANY BOWL
540 SAN PABLO AVE
ALBANY, CA 94706

July 7, 2017

5pm-9pm

PRE-Sale $25 per person
$35 per person (@ door)… See More

Talent Show

· Hosted by Fam 1st Family Foundation

This is a premier event that sets the stage for our youth to display their talents. We want to encourage our youth to become anything they want by showing them that working hard and being dedicated to their dream is the path to success. It is our responsibility to help our youth see the special talents they have within them and help them to dig deep and be both creative and outgoing. Take pride in helping to create a confident adult!

The talent show is open to children ages 4 – 18. All participants will audition for the talent show by submitting a short video via email to Fam1stFamilyFoundation@gmail.com.

Fam 1st Family Foundation

519 17th street, Oakland, California 94612
July 6, 2017

5pm-9pm

Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets
Marshawn Lynch surprises Oakland kids with 2,000 free water-park tickets 

Marshawn Lynch is closely tied to the Oakland community.
Marshawn Lynch, one of the newest members of the Oakland Raiders, has been quick to ingratiate himself with the city’s youth. On Wednesday evening, the five-time Pro Bowler and Oakland native announced his plan to give away 2,000 tickets to Raging Waters San Jose, the largest water park in the area.

The giveaway will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested parties should go to Lynch’s Beast Mode store in Oakland, where the first 2,000 kids to show up will receive tickets.

Check out the full rundown, sent from Lynch’s Twitter account:

It’s a generous move on Lynch’s part, especially considering that one junior admission pass to Raging Waters San Jose costs $28.99, meaning $58,000 worth of tickets are being handed out.

Children have always been at the forefront of Lynch’s philanthropy. The running back once gave out free haircuts to Seattle kids with good grades, and he’s been holding his summer clinic, the “Fam 1st Family Youth Football Camp,” for more than a decade.

With less than three months remaining before the start of the NFL season, Lynch is expected to be an important contributor on a Raiders team that went 12-4 in 2016. He saw his last professional action two years ago, when he rushed for 417 yards in 6 games for the Seattle Seahawks.

Marshawn Lynch’s Charity Host Unique Camp
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch tweeted out a picture Saturday of a

camp that his Fam 1st Family Foundation and he will be hosting a unique camp, “Coding & Cleats” going against the grain. The “7 ON 7 Summer Session” camps will be held from 9am- 3pm, June 17 & 24 and second session July 1 & 15, 2017, at Oakland Tech High In Oakland.

In the camp, attendees will “learn how to build and use sports technology.” This definitely is a unique type of camp, teaching kids that all parts of football can be cool, not just the players we see out there on Sundays.

The foundation is adamant about kids attending both portions of the camp and not letting kids participate in just one or the other.

Being close to the Fam 1st Family foundation was likely a factor in Lynch’s decision to sign with the Silver and Black, as it’s based in the Bay Area.

Seeing Lynch get involved in his home community and doing everything he can really speaks to the type of person he is and not the person we see when he’s speaking to the media.

keep looking »