Charles Barkley Gives Money to Employees at his High School

Ernest Johnson Jr., Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’neal

Broadcasters Ernest Johnson Jr., Charles Barkley, and Shaquille O’Neal, from left, of “Inside the NBA,” smile as they are honored at the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame awards tip-off celebration and awards gala, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Charles Barkley has given $1,000 apiece to the more than 200 employees of a city school system in his native Alabama. The former Auburn and NBA basketball star graduated from Leeds High School in 1981. Now, he is giving money to each Leeds City School system worker. The announcement was made Tuesday on Facebook. The Leeds City Schools page says it’s the latest show of support from Barkley. According to the post, Barkley has provided more than $3 million in scholarships to Leeds graduates over the past 30 years.

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