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Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 2:35 pm  |  6 responses

Amar’e Stoudemire Hosts Second Annual Back Pack Drive (PHOTOS)

Back to school, STAT style.

With the summer winding down, kids are trading in their basketballs for books as they prepare to go back to school. Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis showed their school spirit too, at the second annual Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation Back Pack Drive at the Polo Grounds Community Center on September 5.

The Knicks star spoke to the youth about the importance of education, and he gave out Haddad back packs, autographed copies of his fourth children’s book titled, STAT: Schooled, and other gifts. Check out the photos from the event above.

Photos via AmareStoudemire.com

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  • Timshel

    This should be Durant’s gig….

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Good for Amare and his wife. Not sure what SLAM means by this though..”kids are trading in their basketballs for books”…let’s not make it sound like basketballs are guns.

  • Dfrance

    I think they’re just making the point that summer is over and they’re going back to school so they’ll be playing less and learning more. Don’t read too much into it.

  • Dfrance

    Amar’e sounds like a really good guy. He’s always giving back, especially to the kids and he’s seemed to have immersed himself in the NYC community. Kudos to him!

  • Dfrance

    Lol, those KD backpacks are like $90 a pop, that’d be a pricey giveaway for Nike.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Everything is a pricey giveaway for Nike. I think the cheapest Nike item I’ve ever seen was a $5 army collar tag with a Nike check on it.

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