Embiid, 76ers, NBPA and UNICEF Announce Holiday Fundraising Campaign
CAMDEN, NJ – As one of the most transformational players to ever put on a Sixers uniform, Joel Embiid has undoubtedly left a positive impact on the court.
As his stature continues to grow professionally and personally, the big man remains focused on having an equal, if not greater, effect off it.
Tuesday, in partnership with the 76ers, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and UNICEF USA, the 23-year-old Embiid announced a holiday fundraising campaign via The Arthur Embiid & Angels Foundation, inspired by the memory of his late brother, and established to protect and unite disadvantaged children in his home country of Cameroon.
Embiid, in his second season with the Sixers, and the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, contributed $25,000 to kick start the foundation’s push, which, in conjunction with Crowd Rise, will run through the end of January.
“My foundation, the Arthur Embiid & Angels Foundation, has partnered with UNICEF to help improve the lives of at-risk youth in Cameroon. My hope is that the campaign we just tipped off will raise funds and awareness around causes that affect youth in my home country. I am grateful for the support of the Philadelphia 76ers and the NBPA as well as all of the fans out there who have pledged support to this important initiative.”