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Bobby jackson

about bobby jackson

NBA Star Bobby Jackson established The Bobby Jackson Foundation at The Giving Back Fund to assist children in California who have lost a parent due to cancer or have a parent that has cancer. The Foundation helps children develop coping skills and connects them with other children who are in similar circumstances. Bobby was inspired to start the Foundation following the death of his mother Sarah in 2003.

Hometown Spotlight: Bobby Jackson


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Established the Bobby Jackson Foundation:

in honor of his mother Sarah who passed away in January 2002 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer

Hosting First Annual Athletes versus Cancer

Celebrity Golf Invitational with Matt Barnes

Commemorated the one year anniversary

of Hurricane Katrina by joining 50 New Orleans Hornets employees, NBA Cares and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization, to rebuild a playground at the Nelson UNO Charter School

Hosted a billiards tournament

during the 2006-07 season in association with Hearts and Hands International World Vision to raise funds for Kenyan orphans

Challenges, TeamUp, holiday charity benefits

and youth basketball clinic programs

Serves as the local spokesman

for the Sacramento affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of his mother

Attends the Sacramento Monarchs Breast Cancer Awareness

Night each year, and hosts a pre-game reception where he speaks to survivors of the disease

United with Chris Paul

and donated 100 new bicycles to less fortunate children in the Oklahoma City and New Orleans areas during the 2006 holiday season

Directs the Bobby Jackson Livingstone

College Basketball Camp each summer in his hometown of Salisbury, N.C. and hosted a similar camp in each of his four seasons with the Kings

represented the Kings Teacher Appreciation

Jr. Kings Club, and NBA Read to Achieve programs