Pro Basketball Players
You may not be able to grab one off the glass in a professional basketball game, but you can participate in the Rebounds for Research program and know that your efforts (just like Cheryl’s!) are going to fund research to cure painful and disfiguring tumors. You can make a pledge for every rebound Cheryl makes during the entire WNBA basketball season.
As an athlete, I embrace the fact that I am a role model for today’s youth. Whether it is stressing the importance of education and encouraging a love for reading, teaching about nutrition and how to live a healthy lifestyle, or working on a local and global level to help eradicate malaria, I am constantly trying to use the platform basketball has given me to positively influence as many lives as possible.
Fran Harris traveled to over 30 countries, played professional basketball in Italy and Switzerland, and has endured her own share of highlights and lowlights including being on NCAA (University of Texas at Austin) and WNBA Championship (Houston Comets) teams to losing her mother at age 16 — experiences for which she is profoundly grateful.
The Lennox Foundation 22 was founded by WNBA (formerly with the Seattle Storm now with the Atlanta Dream Team) #22 Betty Lennox to support kids in all communities that battle with the horrors of neglect and abuse.¬† The money raised by The Lennox Foundation 22 will assist different shelters and homes to enrich their programs and educational needs for their communities.
Before Lauren was drafted into the WNBA, most of the visitors here were Australian. With Lauren’s growing international fame, people from all around the globe have landed on the LJorg doorstep. Not many of us can lead the globe-trotting lifestyle of a professional athlete, but thanks to the internet, together we can cringe at their defeats, savour their victories, and whine at the refs from all corners of the world.