Sixers center Andre Drummond helping provide scholarships to high school and college athletes
Drummond will partner with BTL Aesthetics to provide $15,000 scholarships to five student athletes.
SALT LAKE CITY — To know Andre Drummond is to know the 76ers center loves giving back.
This year, Drummond partnered with BTL Aesthetics, a physiotherapy and body-sculpting company, to provide $15,000 scholarships to five high school and college athletes. The program is part of BTL’s CARES CSR initiative that empowers graduating high school and college athletes to pursue higher education. Interested applicants must submit a video that shares their aspirations and what confidence in their respective sports means to them.
The applications will be reviewed by BTL through February. Then Drummond and BTL will select five winners, who each will receive a personalized video along with the scholarship.
“I love to give back to the kids,” Drummond said Tuesday. “It starts there, the next generation. For them to get the opportunity to better themselves, their schooling and their chance to go to college, and get a better education is something I really pride myself on, because I never had that.”
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While growing up in Connecticut, the 6-foot-10, 280-pounder never had someone of his stature provide him a scholarship to help out with his future. So giving back to the next generation has been something he’s done throughout his 10 seasons as an NBA player.
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