Mission Tiger’s First Draft Pick
When NBA Star Ben Simmons received the call from Tony to come join his team, he did so because he believes in Mission Tiger and wants to help spread the word. “The opportunity to be exposed to multiple sports at a young age not only solidified my passion for the game of basketball, but it also instilled the drive to work hard and compete.”
Together, Tony and Simmons have committed to a $1 million donation to the mission’s partner, DonorsChoose.org – a non-profit organization that allows donations to be made directly to middle school sports programs where a coach, principal or administrator has identified a critical need for funding.
Mission Tiger Heads to New Jersey
Not too far from the Philadelphia 76er’s Training Facility was Tony the Tiger and Ben Simmons’ very first stop as part of their mission. They weren’t there to practice, but to surprise unsuspected 7th and 8th graders at Cooper’s Poynt Family School in Camden, NJ.
At their morning assembly, which we were lucky to be a part of, the students learned that they were gifted new gym equipment including backboards, basketball hoops, benches and score boards. The boys and girls basketball teams were also provided with brand new custom sublimated basketball uniforms designed by us! The SuperStar Tigers had the opportunity to sport their new look and get out on the court to play ball with Ben Simmons. To see the look on the kids’ faces, knowing that adults (including an NBA Super Star!) care and support them is priceless!