SJP Alcindor Fund

$5,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 50 months
Robert Leone  FLUSHING, NY

The purpose of this fundraiser is to help an extraordinary sixteen year old student-athlete who attends St. John's Prep. High School in Astoria, NY.

 

When I first met Marlon two years ago he told me his name and I asked him if he knew who Lew Alcindor (his namesake) was. He immediately responded with "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar", continued with a little biography of the man, and ended by saying "And I too will make it to the NBA someday" as he smiled ear-to-ear.  Having been a coach for over eighteen years plus having a little common sense led me to think that this kid was delusional.

 

I have had the pleasure of coaching and teaching Marlon Alcindor for the past two years and he is an excellent athlete, a great student, and an even better person.  Marlon has continued to strive to make himself a better basketball player as well as an honor student. He has NEVER been absent, late, nor in detention at school! I have always received good feedback from all of his teachers. He has brought his overall average up to an 85% and he was selected to the All-league team in the NYCHSAA as a sophomore.  His goal is to earn an academic-athletic scholarship to a division I college.

 

I can attest to the fact that all the tools are there. He will be a junior this up-coming school year; however, he was hit with some bad news. His mother recently lost her job in the current economic crisis and she is the sole source of income for the family. As a result, he will not be able to afford this year's tuition of $7800.


I am reaching out to the people I know, those who know Marlon, and all others who can in any way help sponsor a tremendous young student who has been affected by this unfortunate event.

 

For those who know me I am not one to ask for hand-outs in any way but when I see a great kid with a world of potential that needs our help, then I am forced to do what I can. He deserves it!

Thank all of you for your time and consideration. Any little bit will surely be appreciated.

 

Robert K. Leone

Math teacher/ Basketball coach

St. John's Prep. H.S.

rleonenyc@gmail.com

 

Donations can also be mailed by check if that is more convenient to:

St. John's Prep. H.S.

Attn:  Robert Leone

21-21 Crescent St.

Astoria, NY 11105

 

Make Checks out to:  St. John's Prep. High School

                      Memo:   Marlon Alcindor

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Update 8
49 months ago

We have done it! Thanks to everyone who donated. It would not have been possible without your help. Please keep following Marlon as he follows his dream.
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Update 7
49 months ago

This is it. We are almost at our goal. We will be closing the fundraiser on Monday - the first day of classes. Please pass this along to anyone that may be able to help. Thanks to all who have contributed thus far.
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Update 6
49 months ago

We are just about 75% to our goal thanks to everyone who has donated. School is about to start after Labor Day. Please send or share this website by clicking the appropriate icons on the top right side of this page to anyone you think might be able to help. Here is some more footage of Marlon's athleticism.
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Update 5
50 months ago

Thanks again for all your help thus far. However, time is running out. There are only two more weeks before Labor Day and then school begins. Please pass on this link to anyone you think might be able to help. Marlon has passed his Geometry regents test today and is working toward an Advanced Regents Diploma for Mathematics. He has been working hard in the classroom and here is some more video of his hard work in the gym.
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$5,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 50 months
Created July 31, 2012
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$655
Brookville Equipment Corporation, PA
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$300
Anonymous
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$200
Sisterhood of Destiny Inc. Lisa Trotman
49 months ago

keep up the great work!

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$100
Anonymous
49 months ago (Offline Donation)
$20
Anonymous
49 months ago
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$15
danielle
49 months ago
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$15
Dede Cummings
49 months ago

Marlon, you rock!

$15
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49 months ago
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$20
Anita Wharton
49 months ago

keep up the good work

$25
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49 months ago
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