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Monday, July 30, 2007

Iverson donates $100,000 to HBCUs

Allen Iverson did more than hold a football clinic, play in a celebrity flag football game and offer moral support to fellow Peninsula professional athlete Michael Vick over the weekend.

Iverson, a Denver Nuggets all-star guard, also handed out some serious money. Through his crossOver Promotions, Iverson gave $1,000 scholarships to two athletes at Norfolk's Booker T. High School, where his weekend events were held. The athletes are basketball player Myles Holley, who is attending Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. and hurdler Elaine Rhoades, who is attending Bowie State in Prince George's County, Md.

Both athletes were introduced to a crowd estimated at more than 1,000 who turned out to see the DeAngelo Hall stars defeat the Iverson stars 27-25, despite several tight spirals and long touchdown passes completed by A.I.

Iverson, a former Bethel star, also announced a donation of $100,000 to historically black colleges in North Carolina and Maryland. Over the past few years, Iverson, who attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has provided scholarships for local students attending historically black colleges.

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