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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  14 responses

Quentin’s Good Deed

Richardson is about winning games, and helping out the less fortunate: “For the second year in a row, the Pistons conducted a charity telethon during a home game. After raising more than $412,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2008, this year’s event raised more than $440,000 for Feed The Children, which will use the money to help Michigan family in need. Fans in the arena were urged to give at every break in the game’s action — and from his spot on the visiting team’s bench, Quentin Richardson got the message. Despite the fact that his team was in the middle of a game, Richardson had a team employee fetch a donation form so he could cut a check for a cool grand at halftime…’I worked with Feed The Children before, and I’m from a situation where my family wasn’t rich or anything growing up,’ he said. “I know how much it means. And I know that I wasn’t put in this position of wealth and money and all of that just for my family and myself, so whenever I get the opportunity I always try to help other people whichever way I can.’”

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  • Fred34

    More like these

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com B. Long

    (bumps head twice with two fists)

  • Squirrel7

    Nice story, though at the risk of sounding cynical, he could probably afford to donate a little more. But in his defense, he probably already donates to various other charities (relatively small amounts to many, rather than one large amount to one, if you get me). Either way, I always thought Q-Rich was a bit of a jackass, so this story means I’ll have to rethink my opinion of him……

  • JoeMaMa

    He needs to donate to the Brandy-needs-a-hit-song foundation.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Props.

  • Squirrel7

    How weird that someone mentions his ex, Brandy, the same day a friend of mine was bragging about getting tickets to see Jacko, and also to see Brandy. I know neither have released anything decent in years, but one seems to have fallen off the radar considerably more than the other!

  • riggs

    @squirrel: he donates alot to different charities, so youre assumption is correct. and of him being a dick sometimes is also correct.

  • Static

    even a dick has a pulse, so props to him for sharing the wealth

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Not a big QRich fan, but this kind of story is always nice to hear about. I really do think more atheletes would give more if they were just presented with more opportunities to work with/give to legitimate charities.

  • http://WWW.Yahoo.Com The Kandi Raver

    Good to see NBA players giving back to the community. I never hear the MLB or NFL giving back…

  • wilz

    ya they kept talking about it during the broadcast…which is what i hate. why did he have to do it in the middle of a game for extra attention. it makes it a selfish act if ur making a show of it

  • K

    R3SP3CT!

  • chintao

    Maybe Q-Rich and Starbury can work together on creating some type of charitable organization. Oh. No. That won’t work, will it?

  • Truth

    Even if Brandy doesn’t make another hit,she still made a name for herself and got rich before the age of 21.Anwayz that was nice of him.

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