NBA analyst Charles Barkley will be donating $3 million to three organizations, including his alma mater, Auburn University and HBCU Morehouse college.
Barkley made the announcement during a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament. The basketball Hall of famer plans to donate $1 million apiece to the Wounded Warrior Project, Morehouse and Auburn University.
“I think we’ve had a conversation about how much I respect and admire what all you soldiers do,” Barkley said. “So I just got a new contract. And my goal is always to, I try to give a million dollars a year away to charity. So I was going to announce Friday, I didn’t know you were going to be on the conference call, but I’ll announce now. I’m announcing Friday that I’m giving Auburn another million dollars. I’m giving Wounded Warriors a million dollars and I’m giving Morehouse University in Atlanta, each one of (you) all a million dollars. And I just want to thank you personally for having the stones to go to war, and I think it’s a joke the way they treat our soldiers.”