About the gerald wallace foundation

The Gerald Wallace Foundation was established at The Giving Back Fund in 2008 by NBA All-Star Gerald Wallace. The Foundation shut down in 2015.

 

About gerald wallace

Growing up in Childersburg, Alabama, in a single parent home, Gerald Wallace watched as his mother struggled to make ends meet.

His upbringing gave him a unique perspective on the challenges many kids in our communities are faced with. He understands the difficulties they encounter as they strive to achieve their dreams.

After achieving his dream of making it in the NBA, Wallace strives to give something back to help these kids succeed.

After attending Childersburg High School and enrolling in the University of Alabama, Wallace earned Southeastern Conference All-Freshman honors by averaging 9.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a team-high 1.2 steals.

Wallace was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round (25th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft. Since 2004, Wallace has played with the Charlotte Bobcats, Portland Trailblazers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.

In 2010, as a member of the Bobcats, Wallace was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. During the 2010-11 season, he averaged 15.6 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, and 2.4 assists per game in 39 minutes per game. Wallace is the Bobcats' all-time leader in points scored, with 7,437.

Wallace was selected to play in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas. He was also selected to participate in the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Wallace proudly represented the USA Basketball Men's National Team from 2010 to 2012.

 

 

fun facts about gerald wallace

Full Name: Gerald Jermaine Wallace

 

Nickname: Crash

Position: Small Forward

 

Team: Boston Celtics

 

Jersey No.: 45


College: University of Alabama

Hometown: Childersburg, AL

 

Proud Father: Four children... Daryn, Malliyah, Mya and Kennedy

 

Middle Child: Has an older brother, Courtney, and a younger sister, Takova

 

Charitable Side: Has two community parks in Childersburg dedicated in his name...Provides fireworks for his hometown every Fourth of July...Took 75 children displaced by Hurricane Sandy shopping for their favorite gifts.

 

Honored: Had his high school jersey retired at Childersburg on March 16, 2002