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Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little launches youth foundation

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little announced his excitement in launching The Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation to help kids dream big and to ‘always remember to hold on to your dreams.’

With the foundation, Little hopes to aid in the young generation not only through sports and education, but through art as well. The Nassir S. Little Youth Foundation's mission statement is:

“To support youth who are in need of financial assistance in honing their "EXCEPTIONAL" talent in areas of education, sports, performing and visual arts.”

The Foundation has already started the “Hold on to your Dreams’ (HOTYD) Grant. The grants will be awarded to students attending either of Little’s alma maters in Orange Park, Florida or Orlando, Florida.

During his freshman and sophomore years, Little attended Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Florida and then completed his final two years of high school at Orlando Christian Preparatory before going on to play college ball at North Carolina.

Little was drafted by the Trail Blazers with the No. 25 overall pick in 2019.

Little’s parents, Harold and April, are also a big part of the foundation. With Nassir as the President and Harold as the Vice President, April is the Executive Assistant as well as the website Manager and Graphic Designer for the new youth program.

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