Based on the latest non-fungible token (NFT) project led by House of First and The Painted House, NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo is committed to ensuring that Black people are seen in the tech space, according to a press release. As a founding collaborator of Black is Beautiful, Adebayo will use the NFT collection to bring awareness to creators of color across the Web3 space, while uplifting and providing them with the resources needed to thrive. “I’m struck by the historic nature of this new collection, providing an incredible opportunity to feature black art and black life in new ways while ensuring opportunities to support greater diversity and increased representation,” Adebayo said in an official statement.
Jul 11, 2022
Who better than professional athletes, A’ja Wilson and Bam Adebayo to be exact, to invest in an app that gets your bodies moving and physical health in check? The two basketball stars invested in a $2.7 million seed round led by Sweet Capital for Masters, a recently launched fitness app, Forbes reports. The app’s mission is to help people “get into better shape, connect with others virtually, and want to follow athletes and see their training methods.” Wilson and Adebayo are both investors, as well as trainers for the app. “I think it’s something you’ve never really seen before,” said Wilson. “You see us pro athletes, what we produce on the court or the field or wherever we are. But you don’t really know the background to it all and how simple some exercises may be. When I heard I could be able to be my own trainer in a sense, I thought it was pretty cool to be a part of it.”
Jan 28, 2022
NBA player Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat just gave these local Miami students the upgrade of a lifetime by surprising them with digital learning tools, Newsone reports. After teaming up with AT&T and Connected Nation, a nonprofit with a commitment to bridging broadband and digital technology gaps throughout the country, Adebayo was able to provide the after-school program with digital devices and hotspots for the next school year. The efforts will help the students further their learning both at the center and from the comfort of their homes. This comes as a part of AT&T’s $2 billion commitment over the next 3 years to address the digital divide. Oxford defines the digital divide as “the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the internet and those who do not.” “For so many students, our nation’s schools and nonprofit organizations are their only source for social connections and resources for remote learning that have become so vital for future success,” said...
Jun 3, 2021