This past weekend, Angel Reese, the Baltimore native and standout women's basketball player for LSU, returned to her hometown to make a difference in the lives of local children. The Angel C. Reese Foundation organized a special event called the "Back-to-School Giveback Block Party" at St. Frances Academy, where Reese herself attended school.
The block party was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of Reese, her family, friends, and team members of the Angel C. Reese Foundation. They generously distributed backpacks filled with school supplies, along with other donated items, to students from elementary, middle, and high schools in the area.
Attendees at the event were treated to more than just school supplies. The foundation and its partners, including the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore Orioles, Go Puff, Wingstop, Mielle, SOBO, the 15th Man, and many more, provided free food, snacks, music, and entertainment to create a festive atmosphere and bring joy to the community.
During the event, Reese took the opportunity to present a $12,000 donation from the Angel C. Reese Foundation to her alma mater, St. Frances Academy. The generous contribution will go toward supporting the school's girls' basketball program through the Joan & Bert Hash Fund.
Angel Reese's impact extends beyond her charitable work. As an All-American player, she led LSU to the NCAA Women's National Championship last season. Prior to her time at LSU, Reese played for Maryland for two years before transferring. Her exceptional skills and dedication to the sport have earned her recognition, including being named the 2023 Final Four Most Outstanding Player and winning the 2023 ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete.
Angel Reese's commitment to her community and her success on the basketball court have made her a truly inspirational figure. Through the Angel C. Reese Foundation, she continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children in Baltimore, providing them with the tools they need for a successful education.