August 26, 2009 10:58:00 AM
As Travis Outlaw Day approaches, the day Outlaw celebrates and gives back to his own community with a day of free entertainment and events, the NBA player already is giving to his hometown.
The Starkville chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle Monday announced Outlaw donated $20,000 to support the organization.
"I am blessed with a God-given talent, and I feel privileged to be able to help area youth achieve their goals," Outlaw said in a Boys and Girls Club press release.
"This donation will help us strengthen and sustain our operations," said Gloria Ervin, unit director for the Boys and Girls Club.
With the funds, emphasis will be put on engaging members of the Torch and Keystone clubs "who are required to give back to the community through service projects," the press release reads.
Outlaw will present the check to the club at 4 p.m. at the Travis Outlaw Day celebration.
Cindy Akins commented at 8/26/2009 2:22:00 PM:
I am so proud of you, Travis. You have given so much back to your hometown. You are a remarkable young man.
Shelia commented at 8/28/2009 2:08:00 PM:
Travis, I don't know who you are, but I commend you for given back to your community. Maybe some of the other NBA and NFL players will follow your led. Don't ever forget where you came from.