Gilbert Arenas to Score for Schools
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington Wizards All-Star guard Gilbert Arenas has pledged to “score” dollars for Washington, D.C. metropolitan area public schools during the 2006-07 season. Arenas will select one school for every one of the 41 Wizards home games this season and donate $100 for every point he scores to the selected school.
“I want to help the children of the metropolitan area in any way possible,” said Arenas. “This is a good way to do it and it is a fun way. This program will help supply schools with computers, athletic uniforms and equipment and help fund afterschool programs. The kids will enjoy it and the community will enjoy it. I am looking forward to scoring points for the Wizards and the kids of the metropolitan area this season.”
Last season, Arenas was the fourth leading scorer in the NBA with an average of 29.3 points per game. In games played at Verizon Center last year, Arenas averaged 30.4 points per game with a total of 1,216 points scored, which would have amounted in $121,600 scored for schools.
Schools can enter the Gilbert Scores For Schools contest by downloading the entry form online at www.WashingtonWizards.com. The contest will conclude on Wednesday October 18th at 5 p.m. A live drawing to select the lucky winners will take place on Monday, October 30th at 1 p.m.
For more information please contact Zack Bolno, Brian Sereno, Daren Jenkins or Matt Williams in the Wizards Communications office at 202-661-5000.
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