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College hoop dreams

by Brad A. Greenberg

July 6, 2011 | 6:19 pm

No apparent religion angle here, but Rivals High, a Yahoo! Sports site covering high school athletics, has a pretty heart-warming story about a charity competition at Compton High School.

The concept was simple: Hold a free-throw shooting contests for eight lucky students drawn at random, with the only requirement being that they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; the kid who hit the most free throws would get a $40,000 college scholarship provided by a guy who knows a little about college (one of the screenwriter behind “Old School”). But it didn’t go down as planned.

Rivals High reports:

Three months after winning the $40,000 top prize, Allan Guei donated all of his winnings to the seven other finalists.

Guei, a star player on the basketball team who is headed to Cal-State Northridge on a full scholarship, said he felt the others could use the college cash more than he could. He wanted to give his classmates a chance to make their academic dreams come true, too.

“I’ve already been blessed so much and I know we’re living with a bad economy, so I know this money can really help my classmates,” he said in a release from the school. “It was the right decision.”

Baller ...

(Hat tip: Beliefnet)

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