NBA Player Robert Covington Donates $1 Million To Tennessee State University
NBA Player Robert Covington recently announced that he will be donating $1 Million to his alma mater, Tennessee State University. This isn’t the first time he has given money to TSU, previously donating in 2019 as well. This donation however, will go towards the creation of a new practice facility for the HBCU’s women’s and men’s basketball programs. The Covington Pavilion will house courts, locker rooms and offices for faculty. The project is slated to break ground in 2021 and the institution plans on enlisting a Black-owned firm to construct the facility. “I wanted to leave a legacy,” Covington said. “It’s not just for me, it’s for everyone else to come behind me.” Covington also said that his HBCU experience shaped him into the individual he is today, and that he hopes that youth will consider furthering their education at a historically Black college or university because of their cultural significance.
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