“The Houston Rockets point guard hosted a gala Thursday night, the eve of All-Star Weekend, to unveil a foundation that will benefit three Houston organizations helping underprivileged children. Current NBA players Chandler Parsons, David Lee, Tyson Chandler, Stephen Curry, Steve Novak and Joakim Noah and retired Rockets center Yao Ming were among those who attended the event, held in the atrium and concourse at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.”
When Lin was speaking at a post-game Q&A at the Golden State Warriors’ Asian Heritage Night recently, he did say that the upside of fame was really leveraging that fame to do some good. Given his deep Christian faith and his devotion to helping others, it’s not surprising that Lin is starting his foundation and helping his adopted hometown of Houston.
The foundation will help support Workshop Houston, the Yellowstone Academy and Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR). It’s interesting that Lin is supporting PAIR, as Houston has welcomed a lot of Vietnamese American refugees in the past. Apparently, some Taiwanese business have also made contributions to the foundation, including Taiwan’s China Airlines, smartphone vendor HTC, and Kenda Tires.