• Ed Gaines

Charles Barkley Gives $1,000 Each to More than 200 Employees from His High School

Charles Barkley has given $1,000 apiece to the more than 200 employees of the Leeds City school system in Alabama.



The former NBA basketball star graduated from Leeds High School in 1981.



The Leeds City Schools page says Barkley has been supportive for years. He's provided more than $3 million in scholarships to Leeds graduates over the past 30 years.



The school system says Barkley also is a supporter of girls and boys basketball programs in Leeds, and that he has helped the system get laptops and hotspots for virtual learners during the pandemic.





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