New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire will honor his late brother, Hazell Stoudemire, tomorrow night (January 5) by inviting 30 children from their hometown of Lake Wales, Florida to watch the New York Knicks take on the Orlando Magic.
Amar’e is providing transportation and tickets. He also plans to meet with the children after the game to talk about smart life choices and getting an education.
Hazell Stoudemire passed away on February 6, 2012 in a tragic car accident. “Big STAT," as he was called, was a mentor to Amar’e throughout his life. This event date was selected because Hazell’s birthday was January 4.
“I think of my brother and the knowledge he gave me every day. I hope by giving these children this unique experience, I will pay forward some of the positive impact Hazell made on me and my family.”
This experience is one of a few events Amar’e Stoudemire has set up to honor his late brother by helping the community.
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