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August 12, 2006 at 7:30 AM

Giving back

On the sly, Storm guard Betty Lennox has been busy off the court helping underprivileged children. Her foundation, www.lennoxfoundation.org, recently linked with New Beginnings along with former Storm center Simone Edwards’ foundation, Simone4Children. They are hosting a “Backpack Drive,” needing new backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies to give to children.
Lennox will distribute hers before the playoffs begin. Edwards is giving hers to children in her native Jamaica.
While Lennox has been quiet about her work, also helping the Hope House in Missouri, where she currently lives, the WNBA has kept an eye on her. She has worked through the league to host fitness clinics and talk to kids about the importance of nutrition and positive self-esteem. On Friday, the WNBA awarded Lennox with the Community Assist Award for the month of June. For her effort, the league is donating $5,000 to the Lennox Foundation 22.
“I know how important it is to give back to kids and the community,” Lennox said in a released statement. “To be recognized for it is great.”

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