Memphis Kindness Blog: Mike Conley donates to CodeCrew
By The Daily Memphian Staff, Daily Memphian
Updated: May 20, 2020 3:20 PM CT | Published: May 04, 2020 2:30 PM CT
Former Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley bowls few frames during his annual Bowl-n-Bash charity event at Billy Hardwick All-Star Lanes on September 14, 2019. Conley donated $200,000 among five nonprofits across the nation including CodeCrew in Memphis. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)
Utah Jazz guard and former Memphis Grizzlies player Mike Conley donated $200,000 to five organizations including one in Memphis.
CodeCrew will receive some of the funds. The organization helps teach students about technology and will partner with STREETS ministries to obtain low cost broadband internet services and laptops for distance learning, should schools take that route in the fall.
“For many nonprofits, COVID-19 has caused drastic changes in how services and programs are delivered,” Meka Egwuekwe, CodeCrew executive director said in a release. “For CodeCrew and STREETS Ministries, we immediately recognized the digital divide that exists for our students and their families. Students in the Memphis area are not equipped with the necessary tools for distance learning. We are beyond grateful for the generous support of Mike Conley during this global pandemic.”
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