jeremy lin
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People, Sports
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Photo: Flickr/DvYang

It hasn’t even been a month since Jeremy Lin captivated audiences with his dazzling moves on the court, but we can already say, we’re happy the Harvard grad has made it to the big time. (And not just because I’m a New Yorker.)

Lin has proven that he’s worthy of all the attention by playing like an all-star and, perhaps more importantly, giving back to others. According to Huffington Post, he autographed his game winning jersey that he wore against Kobe Bryant so that money could be raised for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. With the jersey, a meet and greet and game tickets, the point guard helped raise $42,388 for the organization which works to bring joy and once in a lifetime experiences to children facing obstacles. The money could benefit kids experiencing homelessness, illness, a loss of a parent or any other number difficulties.

And that was his second donation to the organization. The man has been famous for less than a month! Between the games, the press, and wrapping his head around his newfound celebrity, it’s nice to know the budding star is looking out for others.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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