Former NBA Veteran Trent Tucker Is Today’s Honoree

About Trent: Trent Tucker is known as one of the premier 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA. Drafted sixth in the first round of the NBA draft, Trent started his career with the NY Knicks where he played nine seasons before he went on to the Chicago Bulls for his final year, earning a Championship Title in 1993. In 1998, Trent started his nonprofit foundation dedicated to empowering youth to make positive choices, increase self-respect and develop a vision for the future.  Today, Trent can be heard on KFAN, MinneapolisRadio every Saturday morning lending his expertise on all sports topics as well as the Trent Tucker Youth Program.  As one of the leading philanthropists to come out of the NBA, Trent is proud to have raised millions of dollars throughout the years for his foundation as well as many others.

Mission: The All 4 Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to educating at-risk youth academically, personally, socially and physically through a curriculum that expands their horizons and encourages them to participate in new areas of learning. Our mission includes striving to develop the whole students mind so that they have the tools to make decisions that are intellectual, moral and ethical.

Further, Trent Tucker partners with other causes in order to raise national awareness and funds to benefit children in need.

Main Event: For 13 years, The Trent Tucker Celebrity Golf Tournament &Dinner Gala has received the star support from Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Charles Oakley, Kevin Garnett, BJ Armstrong, Kenny Lofton and Kris Humphries to name a few.  What started out as a local golf event in Minneapolis, has turned into a major celebrity golf event that raises a significant amount of money each year providing the at-risk students of the youth program benefits that would never be possible otherwise. In 2011, Trent brought this exciting two-day event to New York City.  The All 4 Kids Foundation has teamed up with The Max Cure Foundation for pediatric cancer causes and will present the 2nd Annual All 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament & Dinner Gala this coming September 9-10, 2012.

Youth Program: In 2001, the Trent Tucker University Scholars Program was created to provide at-risk youth with the tools necessary to develop academically, mentally and socially through tutoring and mentoring programs. Throughout the years, many of these students not only have graduated from high school, but also now attend some of the top private and public colleges in the country.  This March 2012, Trent Tucker’s program is expanding into New York City and is partnering with Columbia University to take 20 kids from a middle school in Harlem and promote early college awareness.

Dunk Your Kicks: Dunk Your Kicks” for pediatric cancer provides a meaningful fundraising opportunity for everyone while teaching kids philanthropy through the art of giving back by “dunking” their old “kicks” into recycling bins and taking a step to finding a cure for pediatric cancer. On average, for every pair received, one dollar will be donated to various pediatric cancer causes that The Max Cure Foundation and the All 4 Kids Foundation support.

Beyond Barriers: Beyond Barriers” is a family navigation system put in place by The Max Cure Foundation for pediatric cancer causes that provides low-income families certain necessities of life as they, with their children, fight to overcome cancer.  Trent Tucker has been named a celebrity ambassador to the “Beyond Barriers” initiative and has met with some of the afflicted children and their families, offering his support and encouraging words of perseverance.

Recognition:   The Trent Tucker All 4 Kids Foundation: 2010 – Present

The Trent Tucker University Scholars Program:Present- Minneapolis 2001 &NYC 2012

The Max Cure Foundation “Beyond Barriers”Ambassador: 2011 – Present

Breakthrough Spirit Award:Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation – 2010

Bachelor of Science Psychology of Communication – University of   Minneapolis 2007

Color Commentator: Big 10 Network – 2007-2009

Trent Tucker Nonprofit Foundation: Founder – 1998

Color Commentator: Minnesota Timberwolves – 1995-2000

World Championship Title: Chicago Bulls – 1993

Trent Tucker Rule: NBA Rule Book– 1990

NBA 1st Round Draft Pick: NY Knicks – 1982

All-American at the University of Minnesota

Jersey retired by the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Visit Trent Tucker for more information.

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