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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has donated $1m to After School Matters, a non-profit organisation based in Chicago aimed at providing programs for teenagers.
The organisation is devoted to providing children almost entirely made up of the minority and living at or below the poverty level with out-of-school programs.
Rose has been active throughout his career in the NBA in giving back to the community in Chicago, and he has continued his efforts with a generous donation.
“To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the difference in the world,” said Rose.
“So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s teens.”
The 25-year-old will hope to put an injury plagued two years behind him this season as he looks to make his NBA comeback after playing in just 10 games over the past two years.
Rose sustained a torn ACL back in April 2012 before he was hit with a torn meniscus in November last year, but he returned to competitive action at the FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer, helping Team USA to a gold medal finish.
However, the people of Chicago will be desperate to see him back on the court for the Bulls this season, and a healthy Rose will undoubtedly provide the franchise with a huge boost in their bid to win an NBA championship.