Excerpt from the July 27 issue of Sports Illustrated: “3,000 – Pairs of sneakers the Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva will donate to children in the Dominican Republic, after losing a bet with the Raptors’ Chir Bosh to see who could reach 50,000 Twitter followers first.”
You can learn more about the numerous efforts of Charlie and his foundation, including its support of those affected by Alopecia Areata and his assistance to families in his native D.R., at http://www.charlievillanueva.org. Chris is equally active and his efforts are captured at http://www.chrisboshfoundation.org.
Special props to Chris for his participation in the Steve Nash and Claudia Reyna-hosted “Showdown in Chinatown” charity soccer game last month in NYC. Chris’s soccer skills, let’s just say they are “in development,” were overshadowed by his good nature and great interaction with the crowd. With a little practice, Bosh will be deadly on set pieces! You can learn more about that great event at https://stevenash.org/showdown/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=60.