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Chris Paul

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Chris Paul Family Foundation- In 2005, Chris and his family established the CP3 Foundation, a philanthropic partnership with The Winston-Salem Foundation in honor of his late grandfather. The foundation’s efforts are truly a family affair and with its 10-year anniversary, the foundation officially changed its name to the Chris Paul Family Foundation to include the involvement of Chris’ wife, parents, brother, sister-in-law and extended family members. Club 61 - Club 61 in 2019 as a leadership alliance for community organizations around the country to enhance and support the growth and development of future leaders. Recognized as a leader in the area of philanthropy, the Chris Paul Family Foundation will continue to use its platform to impact communities and develop young leaders nationally and globally. North Carolina A&T State University - North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the nation’s largest historically black university, ranked number one among public HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report. It is a land-grant, doctoral high-research classified university by the Carnegie Foundation and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system. A&T is known for its leadership in producing graduates in engineering, agriculture and other STEM fields. The university was founded in 1891 and is located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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On the court, Chris Paul is a force to be reckoned with, a fierce competitor, and one of the most talented, respected NBA players of all time. Off the court, he’s a father, husband, compassionate philanthropist and businessman, who has built a robust brand and made a huge difference in his community, all while creating a powerful legacy. He is greatly respected by his peers as a leader both in and outside of basketball. After leaving Wake Forest University (who retired his jersey in March 2013) at the end of his sophomore year, Chris was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets as the fourth pick in the 2005 NBA draft, which led to NBA Rookie of the Year honors, and the first of his nine All-Star selections. Chris joined the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011 becoming the face of the franchise and helped lead the Clippers to their first ever Pacific Division title in 2013. After six years with the Clippers, Chris joined the Houston Rockets in 2017. During the summer of 2019, Chris joined the Oklahoma City Thunder reconnecting with the city where his career started with the Hornets. He then went on the play for the Phoenix Suns with Kevin Durant and Devine Booker. In 2023, CP3 was dealt to the Golden State Warriors and is currently playing basketball for the organization. The Winston Salem, North Carolina native is a four-time NBA First Team selection, a seven-time All NBA Defensive First Team selection, a four-time NBA assist leader, and a six-time NBA steals leader, who won MVP honors at the 2013 All-Star game. He is also a two-time gold medal winner with Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Chris has become a well-respected and admired leader as evidenced by his elected role as President of the National Basketball Players Association since August 2013. He has played an instrumental role in making key decisions including the landmark decision to provide health insurance to retired players. He helped ensure no lockout last season by successfully negotiating a collective bargaining agreement. In addition to his leadership role with the NBA Players Association, Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NBPA Foundation and the Brotherhood Crusade. He is the President of World Waters (WTRMLN WTR’s Advisory Board) and an Advisory Board Member for College Track Los Angeles. Chris’ business partnerships include the Jordan Brand, State Farm Insurance, Spalding, Beyond Meat, Turner Impact Capital, Muzik, WTRMLN WTR and Unchartered Power. Chris teamed up with Turner Impact Capital to raise awareness for the importance of affordable housing for working-class families. He's also an investor in the Turner Multifamily Impact Fund, which aims to invest, preserve and enrich existing multifamily properties in densely populated, ethnically diverse, underserved urban communities. Recently, Chris became part owner of the Winston-Salem Dash, a minor league baseball team in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Chris and his family established the Chris Paul Family Foundation in 2005, which strives to have a positive impact on individuals and families by leveling the playing field in education, sports and life goals. Leveling the playing field in education, the foundation provides technology opportunities for children in underserved communities across the United States. The foundation supports numerous organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, Shoes That Fit, Vision to Learn, the Brotherhood Crusade, Leaps n Boundz and Feed The Children.

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