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Charles Barkley to Donate $1 Million to HBCU Morehouse College

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Charles Barkley

NBA legend Charles Barkley makes headlines for his sometimes controversial comments, but this time around he is gaining attention for a very worthy reason.

During a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament, Barkley made a surprise announcement that he plans to donate $3 million to be equally dispersed between the historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta, the Wounded Warrior Project and Auburn University, his alma mater.

“I just got a new contract, and my goal is always to give a million dollars a year away to charity,” Barkley said during the call.

Barkley just renewed his contract as a studio analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA for an additional 8 to ten years.

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