Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin hosted a gala launch party on Thursday night, the eve of NBA's All-Star Weekend, to unveil his new nonprofit foundation that will benefit three Houston charitable organizations helping underprivileged children.
Current NBA players Chandler Parsons, David Lee, Tyson Chandler, Stephen Curry, Steve Novak and Joakim Noah and retired Rockets center Yao Ming were among those who attended the launch party for the Jeremy Lin Foundation, held in the atrium and concourse at Minute Maid Park, home of MLB's Houston Astros.
The launch party was party of Lin's efforts to generate funds in support of his new Foundation and its mission to love and serve children and youth, by providing hope, empowerment and leadership development.
As part of the festivities, the Foundation announced its first initiative, The Making a Difference Project.
After going undrafted and being cut by multiple teams, Lin’s incredible rise to success has inspired millions and his story has become a testament to the power of an opportunity.
Through the new project, three Houston community organizations that are making an impact with youth will receive a financial grant from Lin's Foundation.
Through a social media campaign, the public will have the opportunity to donate to the project and vote for an organization of their choice.
The organization that receives the most votes will receive the additional benefit of visits and appearance by Lin for a year.
For more info visit: http://www.jeremylinfoundation.org