LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Earvin “Magic” Johnson is promising a slam dunk for his hometown: $1 million in donations for a Lansing scholarship program.
Johnson, a Lansing native, says the money includes $300,000 from himself, $250,000 from Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and $25,000 from Miami Heat president Pat Riley.
Lansing school board president Peter Spadafore says he’s “speechless.”
The Lansing Promise scholarship program gives money to students who graduate from private or public schools within the Lansing district. More than 300 are attending Lansing Community College or Michigan State University.
Johnson appeared at a fundraising dinner Thursday. He says, “Everything I am came from Lansing, Michigan.”
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