Friday, July 17, 2009

Kobe Bryant Steps Up For Jimmy V.

Every morning, I listen to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio.  Colin's easily one of the best radio personalities I have ever heard in my life.  Not only does he talk about a subject dear to my heart, sports, but he does so with an absolute understanding of the subject.
The man is never afraid to tell it like it is.  He also isn't afraid to steer away from controversy, but that's for a different post.
Well, this morning he told his listeners about a call, a private call, that he received from Kobe Bryant the other day.  ESPN was giving away sports packages, trips to major sporting events, airfare, tickets, hotel lodgings, etc., for donations to the V Foundation, the cancer reserach non-profit organization founded and named after the late Jim Valvano.
One of the indivdiuals who called Colin to buy one of the packages was Kobe Bryant.  Kobe didn't want his name to come up.  He didn't want it publicized, although Colin did anyhow.  Kobe just wanted to give.
What did he give?  $10,000 for one of the packages and he told Colin to give it away.  So, what Bryant did was not only give $10,000 to the V Foundation, but he gave away the package he bought to some lucky listener.
And he didn't care if anybody knew about it. 

1 comment:

  1. Now there is a man who truely wants to give back and not for any form of promtional move like most, but just becuase he feels it is the right thing to do! Go Kobe Bryant!!!