Kyrie Irving Pays Off Tuition For 9 Lincoln University Students

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Kyrie Irving Pays Off Tuition For 9 Lincoln University Students

The Brooklyn Nets guard is using his good fortune to give back.

UPDATED ON : JANUARY 2, 2021 / 02:44 PM

Written by Paul Meara

NBA star Kyrie Irving is providing some much-needed financial relief to a few students at Lincoln University, a perfect end to a tumultuous economic year.

Through the Brooklyn Nets point guard’s foundation’s 11 days of giving campaign, nine students attending the Pennsylvania HBCU will have their remaining tuition paid in full. The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news on Twitter.

“Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving paid off the college tuition of nine students from an HBCU (Lincoln University) on Dec. 10 as part of his foundation’s 11 days of giving in December,” Charania tweeted on Thursday (December 31).

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The tuition payments are just one of Irving’s latest philanthropic endeavors, including pledging money to fight racial inequality and donating resources to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, he donated $323,000 and 250,000 meals to people impacted by the virus in the greater New York area, according to HBCU Sports

He also contributed $1.5 million to pay WNBA players who decided to sit out of the 2020 season due to concerns about either the coronavirus or racial climate around America, Complex notes. The protests were sparked by the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among others.

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