Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played center for the Lakers from 1975-1989 is auctioning personal memorabilia for his program, Camp Skyhook. Camp Skyhook’s mission is to “give kids a shot that can’t be blocked” by providing educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) underprivileged communities.
This program works with fourth and fifth graders and was developed with the Los Angeles Unified School District along with UCLA and NASA.
Some of the memorabilia include an inscribed basketball from his last points scored (a league history record 38,387 points), the championship ring from 1985 against the Boston Celtics in which he averaged 25.7 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and 1.5 blocks per game, signed jerseys and shorts, as well as his signature goggles.
It’s great to see Kareem continue to give back to the community as he’s preached before about the importance of making an impact off the court.
If you are interested in participating in the auction, the link can be found here. To donate to the Skyhook and to learn more about the foundation, you can find out more here. The auction will close March 2nd.