KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – There’s exciting news for the city of Kinston and many non-profits in the area.
The parents of LA Laker and former Kinston standout Brandon Ingram made a big donation to multiple Lenoir County organizations. And that big donation is $25,000!
The donation is on behalf of the Ingram family organization, BXI Enterprise.
Brandon Ingram wasn’t there for the presentation, but his parents say he sends love from afar.
Brandon’s dad, Donald Ingram said, “He wanted to make the NBA, but he wanted to make sure his hometown grew, he saw it kind of declining, businesses going out, he heard adults talking about job losses or whatever, so he wanted to make a difference.”
Ingram says this won’t be the last time the family donates money to the Kinston community.
The organizations include the Lenoir-Greene United Way, Grace Fellowship Church, Jumping Run Church, Boys and Girls Club, Mary’s Kitchen, and Friends of the Homeless.
The check presentation took place at 1:30 at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library.
WNCT’s Zora Stephenson was there and will have the latest beginning at 5 on 9 On Your Side.