Here’s something to lift you from the post-holiday funk. It’s been nearly four months since Ground Zero founder and current WDCW partner Court Crandall reached out to his SoCal community with the “Free Throw” challenge, which offered one of eight students from Compton High School a chance at a $40,000 scholarship. Well, we’re wondering if even Crandall himself could’ve imagined the display of generosity that would come from Free Throw’s eventual winner, Allan Guei, who has now decided to donate all of his winnings to the seven runner-ups.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Rivals High blog, Guei is already headed to Cal-State Northridge on a full scholarship so he figured his fellow competitors/classmates could use the $40K more than he could. Reacting to Guei’s decision, Crandall tells the site, “What he has done is exceptional, just like Allan. Like any young people, whether it’s my kids or someone else’s, you hope they are given opportunities to show what they can do. These Compton High grads have a lot of talent. They have a lot of drive, and I wish them all the best.” So do we, Court, so do we. Nice work.