Thanks to the generosity of Team LeBron and NBA Cares, Right Moves for Youth, co-founded by Frank Bragg, is the big winner of the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.
Team LeBron (the West) triumphed over Team Giannis (the East) with a final score of 178-164, resulting in a gift to Right Moves for Youth of $350,000 from NBA Cares. Right Moves Executive Director Tayuanee Dewberry was ecstatic when she first heard the news that the organization had been selected (see Tayuanee on WSOC-TV). “We were so excited that LeBron chose Right Moves from a list of 20 Charlotte charities.” Team Giannis chose Second Harvest Food Bank for their charity.
The 2019 NBA All-Star game was played in Charlotte over Presidents Day weekend and featured the top current NBA players including Charlotte-native Stephen Curry, a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, and our very own Charlotte Hornets All-Star, Kemba Walker. The game also brought high-profile celebrities and pop stars like Kendall Jenner and rapper J. Cole to celebrate in Charlotte over the long weekend.
Even though Right Moves would have still received $150,000 if Team LeBron had lost, it added some big-time excitement to the game, knowing that the outcome really mattered. Current board member Phillips Bragg joined Tayuanee and several Right Moves club members on the floor for the half-time show and at the end of the game. “It was such an exciting night and incredible to be on the floor at the end of the game to celebrate with LeBron and the other players,” said Phillips.
Frank Bragg co-founded non-profit Right Moves for Youth in 1993. With a mission to help at-risk students graduate high school with a plan for their future success, RMFY currently serves 1,800 students in 29 local schools and has another 11 schools on the waiting list. Right Moves will use the gift to expand to new schools and serve 100 more CMS students.