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Shaw U. basketball coaches give five-figure scholarship gifts

Shaw Joel Hopkins

The men’s and women’s basketball coaches at Shaw are putting their money where their mouth is ahead of Giving Tuesday.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Head men’s basketball coach Joel Hopkins has donated a generous gift of $10,000 in support of Shaw University scholarships. The donation was given during the 153rd homecoming along with head women’s basketball coach Jacques Curtis.

“Our goal is to raise $5 million for the university, so giving $10,000 will not be the last of me giving,” added Hopkins. “It’s not just something I am doing; it’s something that the Board of Trustees, private partners of the community and alumni is doing together. We need other people to support as well.”

The generous gift will not only help the university and other efforts but also enhance athletics as well.

“I think we’re in a time where we all need to step forward and support one another, especially our students. This will help the environment of our students, possibly enhance our athletic facilities and overall the institution. This is something I am passionate about and I want to do my part, which is about making Shaw University great.”

Support Shaw U on Giving Tuesday, this coming Nov. 27 which is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Shaw University celebrates its students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends—those who make it all possible. We hope that you will join us in celebrating on Giving Tuesday by giving back on Tuesday, November 27.

Join the movement on social media and share why giving is important to you using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayShawU.

Bears off to a good start

Not only is Shaw winning in fund-raising, it got off to a solid start on the court as well. Shaw went 2-0 over the weekend, including an 89-83 win over nationally-ranked East Stroudsburg on Sunday.

Junior guard Amir Hinton was on fire over the weekend, hitting up ESU for 44 points after going for 29 in the opener against Mansfield. The men’s hoop squad will head to Atlanta this week along with Winston-Salem State to represent the CIAA in the CIAA/SIAC Challenge against Morehouse and Fort Valley.

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