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Donovan Mitchell Breaks Down How He Made Sure His Family Was Set With His First $1M In The NBA

While Donovan Mitchell made it to the NBA, his sports journey began elsewhere. The Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard played baseball until the tenth grade but transitioned to basketball. It became a pivotal move as Mitchell went from playing for two years at the University of Louisville to being drafted 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2017 NBA Draft. Then, he went to play for the Utah Jazz during his rookie season, in which he inked a four-year $14.3 million contract.

Dec 27, 2022

NBA's Donovan Mitchell, Clorox Pledge $1M To Prep The Superheroes We Call 'Teachers' For Success

If there’s one thing that Donovan Mitchell believes wholeheartedly, it’s that teachers make the world go round! The NBA player is the product of an educator. So, he witnessed firsthand the role that teachers play in society. Now, he’s joined Clorox’s mission to give back to those who have dedicated their time to transforming lives through education. He explains how the move is a cause that’s near and dear to him. “It means the world to me because my mom is a teacher, and we were at the same school for most of my early years. So, I grew a fond appreciation for teachers through that,” he said during an interview with AfroTech. “Seeing her work through quarantine and seeing how much time and effort was put into her craft and what she did, like spending money out of her own pocket made me go ‘man, I can only imagine what most teachers are doing on the day to day.’” According to research conducted by the Clorox® brand, 70 percent of teachers had to teach without the supplies needed...

Sep 9, 2021

NBA All-Star Donovan Mitchell Donates $12M to His Alma Mater For Low-Income Students

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell recently donated $12 million to Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS ), the institute announced. A champion for providing resources to underserved communities, the NBA star (class of 2012) created the Mitchell Family Scholarship Fund to help GCDS achieve its ambitious goals for low-income students. The fund will help need-based aid for students in grades Nursery through 12. Thank you does not begin to express our appreciation for NBA superstar Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell '12, his family, and their pledge of $12 million, the largest single pledge of support to the school in the history of the institution. Read more: — Greenwich Country Day School (@gcdstigers) December 4, 2020 “This school has shaped who I am in so many ways, and I feel blessed to be able to give back and make the Country Day experience available for more kids especially those from inner-city neighborhoods or with backgrounds like...

Dec 9, 2020