Brendan Haywood(Dudley HS/UNC/Charlotte Bobcats) to pay electric bills for others for a year:With gratitude, former Greensboro athlete giving back and paying it forward

Posted by Andy Durham on February 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm under College, High School, Professional | Read the First Comment

from www.charlotteobserver.com on Brendan Haywood, a former State Champion basketball player for Coach David Price and the Dudley Panthers, who is giving back to help others in his community, that are less fortunate…..Good job Brendan Haywood and we hope you will continue to help others and from the Greensboro Community, we support and applaud your efforts……

With the help of Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood, Arina Cancel and 14 other women will have one less bill to worry about for a year.

On Sunday, Haywood surprised the women at the Center of Hope homeless shelter with news that he is going to pay their electric bills for the upcoming year.

“This is going to give them some breathing room, a sign of relief, hope,” said Deronda Metz, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Charlotte. “This tells them that ‘If I continue to do what I’m supposed to do, somebody may come along beside me to offer support.’?”

A native of Greensboro, Haywood was raised in a single-parent home and has made it a goal to help other single mothers in the Charlotte area, said Kim Henderson, vice president of community affairs and executive director of Cats Care Foundation with the Charlotte Bobcats.

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  • Just a ? said,

    It’s awesome that he is doing this but wouldn’t it have been better if he helped somebody in Greensboro?