WNBA’s Fowles donates $10,000 to Edision Hoops

January 21, 2015
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Sylvia Fowles hasn’t forgotten where she came from.
Fowles, a 6-6 center who is currently playing pro ball in China and also stars in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky, recently donated $10,000 to the Edison girls’ basketball program, according to Red Raiders athletic director David Schorr.
Part of the money was used to buy new uniforms for the girls, and the rest was stored away for future needs of the program.
“We needed new uniforms, and she came to our rescue,” Schorr said. “One of our assistant coaches reached out to her, but we were not expecting such a big donation. We’re grateful.”
Fowles, 29, led Edison to Class 6A state titles in 2001 and 2002 before transferring to Gulliver Prep where she led the Raiders to a state title in 2004. She became an All-American in college, leading LSU to a remarkable run of four consecutive Final Fours.
The second pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft, Fowles has won two Olympic gold medals and is a three-time league All-Star. She was the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2013.

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