Compton hoop star’s act of generosity
Feel-good story as reported by the Los Angeles Wave:
The event — a foul-shooting contest for top academic students at Compton High School — was created with a simple premise: Organizers wanted to show the kids at Compton how to create community spirit with college scholarship money as the incentive.
Allan Geui won in front of a packed house.
Three months after winning the $40,000 top prize, Allan Guei donated all of his winnings to the seven other finalists.
Guei, a star player on the basketball team who is headed to Cal State Northridge on a full scholarship, said he felt the others could use the college cash more than he could. He wanted to give his classmates a chance to make their academic dreams come true, too.
“I’ve already been blessed so much and I know we’re living with a bad economy, so I know this money can really help my classmates,” he said in a release from the school. “It was the right decision.”
Education is the most important and most noble thing we can do as a society. This warms my heart.