WILLIE JONES FOUNDATION
Growing up, David Jones’ goal was to play professional basketball. With the support of his parents, his dream became a reality. After years of being able to play professional basketball in Europe and do what he loved to do, Jones quickly realized, however, that this same opportunity was not always easily available to others.
This led Jones to create, in 2008, the Willie Jones Foundation, a 501c. The Foundation aims to serve today’s youth, athletes and non-athletes alike, by providing opportunities for personal and athletic growth through outreach and service projects, SFS financial support, and basketball training and competition abroad.
Since establishing the Willie Jones Foundation, Jones has watched a multitude of kids and athletes become compassionate leaders. He has seen youth who struggle in school become extraordinary students. Jones has witnessed athletes return from playing ball overseas with a whole new outlook on the world around them.
Organizations SFS supports through service, outreach, and donations:
- Exhibition games and camps in China, Vietnam, and throughout Europe.
Willie Jones Foundation holds regular fundraisers led by its club team players and their families. It also has a year-round fundraising opportunity established through Amazon Smile. A small percentage of purchases made online at www.smile.amazon.com will benefit the Willie Jones Foundation.