It is always nice to hear about NBA players during the summer for good reasons instead of ones involving the police or embarrassing incidents. It is doubly nice to hear about NBA players giving their time and money to worthwhile causes. Many Celtics have been doing the ALS icebucket challenge this year and now this.
On their birthday, many people expect to receive gifts. On Thursday, Aug. 28, former Georgetown University men's basketball All-American Jeff Green (C'12), who turns 28-years-old today, announced that he will make a $1 million gift to the athletics department for the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center.
Said Thompson III: "This generous gift from Jeff will help to enhance the experience of many future Georgetown student-athletes. Jeff's commitment to our school and to our program speaks not only to his experiences as a student and an athlete here, but gives a small glimpse into who he is as a person. We're very fortunate to have Jeff Green represent this institution."