Allan Guei, a 3.0 GPA-carrying Compton high school senior, was selected for his school’s free throw competition. The top prize? $40,000.
Guei won the contest by a single basket and bagged himself $40,000 at 18 years old. But that’s not the story. This is the story:
In the weeks following the March free-throw competition, Guei learned that he’d scored a full-ride basketball scholarship to California State University-Northridge. NCAA rules allowed Guei to accept the athletic scholarship and also keep most of the $40,000 he had won.
But Guei couldn’t stop thinking about the seven talented runners-up from the free-throw contest. They, too, had dreams — and very real needs. So, he asked Principal Jesse Jones to make a surprise announcement at Compton High’s graduation ceremony: Guei wanted to donate the $40,000 to the other seven students.
They don’t come much classier than Guei. So inspiring.
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