NIL gives MSU athletes an opportunity to give back
After football players Nathaniel Watson, Will Rogers and Jett Johnson gave 30 local children a shopping spree at Academy Sports during Christmas, several student-athletes are giving back now in the spring. This time, the good deeds involve football players Jaden Walley and Johnson, women’s basketball player Debreasha Powe, and men’s basketball players D.J. Jeffries and Cam Matthews traveling to Memphis to support fundraising efforts for Coaching for Literacy, a charity devoted to combating childhood illiteracy, at its annual gala on Thursday night.
The group of athletes recognized the importance of the cause and hoped the event would help lay the groundwork not just for themselves but also for other MSU athletes to continue their charitable efforts helping promote reading in local classrooms.
The freshman Powe has shown maturity beyond her years on and off the court in year one. After being chosen to the freshman All-Southeastern Conference team after starting in every game but one this year, she’s continuing her hard work off the court to help the next generation.
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