(AllHipHop) Basketball star Skylar Diggins has become one of the leading players in the WNBA. The Notre Dame graduate is also as committed to helping the youth in her hometown as she is helping the Tulsa Shock win a championship.
Diggins returned to South Bend, Indiana to host the “Fuel Up, Play and Learn With Skylar Diggins” event. She partnered with GENYOUth Foundation to provide children at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center a day of dialogue and fun activities.
“Being part of the GENYOUth Foundation Board has given me a platform to continue my personal mission of making sure today’s youth understand the importance of being healthy, and helping to provide easy access to environments that encourage it,” stated Skylar Diggins. “As a board member, it gives me and many others the opportunity to lead the effort of gaining commitments of assets to launch and fund solutions to positively effect change for children’s health.”
“By collaborating with our Board members, like Skylar, we are able to bring together more resources to deliver on our main goal of generating actionable steps to get kids eating better and moving more at school and in their communities,” said Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation. “Schools cannot succeed alone. The broader community, including business leaders, health professionals, community organizers, parents, and students themselves must work together to make health and wellness a priority. Skylar’s reach is far and wide, and it is a commitment like hers that will make us successful.”
Check out pictures from “Fuel Up, Play and Learn With Skylar Diggins” in the gallery below.