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Basketball phenomenon Angel Reese, the NCAA women’s basketball champion of 2023, has made a groundbreaking announcement. She is launching a foundation in her name, the Angel C. Reese Foundation, to boost female empowerment through sports, education, financial literacy, and more.

Angel Reese’s Announcement

At the Variety and Sportico Sports and Entertainment Summit, Reese unveiled her vision for the foundation. She aims to encourage equal opportunities for young women in areas where they have traditionally been underrepresented. The event was graced with the presence of sports journalist Taylor Rooks, who led the keynote conversation with Reese.

Initiatives by the Foundation

The Angel C. Reese Foundation has an ambitious and empowering agenda. It is designed to create equitable resources for young women and underrepresented groups. Several initiatives are planned, including programs that teach solutions to systemic challenges. It will also provide resources to empower the new generation of girls to excel in sports and to make successful transitions to the world beyond sports.

Soon, the foundation will begin providing young women with the chance to participate in basketball camps and enhance their knowledge through financial literacy programs. Scholarship initiatives, holiday events, and ongoing community programming and engagement are also in the pipeline.

Launch Details

As for the commencement details, the Angel C. Reese Foundation is slated to kick off its operations on August 19 at Reese’s former school, Saint Frances Academy, located in Baltimore. To commemorate the occasion, the foundation will host a “Back-to-School Giveback Block Party.” The event will include donating school supplies, backpacks, clothing, food, hygiene products, and living essentials to children in need in the Baltimore area.


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Angel Reese is transferring from Maryland to LSU. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Reese’s Basketball Career

Earlier this year, Reese’s skill and dedication on the court led the Louisiana State University Lady Tigers to a National Championship victory against the University of Iowa’s Hawkeyes. The championship win also saw Reese being awarded the title of NCAA women’s basketball’s most valuable player. Now, with the Angel C. Reese Foundation, she is poised to bring that same dedication and commitment to empowering women and girls beyond the court.

Reese’s recent announcement brings a hopeful and empowering message to young women around the world. As she continues to excel both on and off the court, she sets an exemplary model for girls everywhere who aspire to rise above societal challenges and make a meaningful impact in the world. The Angel C. Reese Foundation, therefore, stands as a testament to Reese’s commitment to driving change and promoting equality.


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