Chris Paul Family Foundation, W-S Dash, Truist partner to feed 400 families

Chris Paul Family Foundation, W-S Dash, Truist partner to feed 400 families
November 25
13:59 2022

Last weekend the Chris Paul Family Foundation, the Winston-Salem Dash, and Truist Financial came together to provide food for 400 families for the holidays. 

Ahead of the event held last Saturday at Truist Stadium, families pre-registered through the Chris Paul Family Foundation. In addition to a turkey and other items for Thanksgiving dinner,  families who registered also received other items for meals after the holidays. 

Charles and Robin Paul, parents of NBA All-Star Chris Paul, said although they give back during the holidays every year, this year they felt the need to do a little more.“This year was a lot more important than other years because there are more people in need. So this year we were able to double the amount that we’ve done in the past,” Robin Paul said. 

Charles said as natives of Winston-Salem, they feel it’s their responsibility to give back. “We do a lot of stuff wherever Chris is at, but this is home, this is where we live.”

In the days leading up to the giveaway, more than 150 staff members from the W-S Dash and Truist volunteered to pack boxes of non-perishable food. 

Brian DeAngelis, president and general manager of the Dash, said when the Pauls approached them with the idea, it was a no-brainer. “Everybody thinks we’re just a baseball team, but we’re really a community center when it comes down to it,” DeAngelis said. 

“Our doors are open every single day and there’s just so much need out there and we have the ability to do it, so however we can find a way to use our physical building, our staff, our partnerships, we’re always going to find a way to do that.” 

The Chris Paul Family Foundation strives to positively impact individuals and families by leveling the playing field in education, sports and life. The foundation provides resources that enrich and strengthen healthy development of strong communities.

In 2005, Chris and his family established the CP3 Foundation, a philanthropic partnership with The Winston-Salem Foundation in honor of his late grandfather, Nathaniel Jones. The foundation was created to highlight Chris’ dedication and love, both to his grandfather’s spirit and to the city of Winston- Salem, for nurturing him from his days as a stand-out high school student-athlete to a national star at Wake Forest University.

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