CP3 Takes Time to Give Back to The Community

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Winston-Salem, NC - Chris Paul is more than a basketball player. He may have left the Triad to play professional basketball but he hasn't forgotten his home.

READ: Chris Paul's Jersey Retired at WFU

Through the CP3 Foundation, Chris has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and helped countless kid's right here in the Triad along the way.

"The thing is that I want to. I want to. This, home and everyone here at home have made me who I am and they are the reason why I wake up and get excited and why I love what I do and it's who I play for," said Chris Paul.

Each summer, Chris hits the hardwood with Triad kids teaching them the fundamentals of the game. They are also learning life skills.

Then during the holiday season, he comes back to town to take children Christmas shopping.

"It's not always about giving back monetarily. I tell people all the time, while I'm in a position to give back and do things like this for kids, I think the most valuable thing that I have is my time," said Chris.

Chris took the time a couple months ago to help out fellow West Forsyth student Ryan Wood.
"It didn't even cross my mind, I wanted to tweet it and get it trending as quick as possible."

Ryan had cancer and his friends started a campaign on twitter called #PrayForRyan.

Chris saw the tweets, retweeted them, and through his foundation paid for Ryan's Make-A- Wish trip to Key West, FL

READ: #PrayForRyan:Chris Paul Grants Wish

Sadly, Ryan died before he was able to go.

A major part of Chris' foundation is a scholarship that pays for a Forsyth County student to attend Wake Forest University. 

He also partners with Feed the Children, Make-A-Wish, The Boys and Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.

To learn more about Chris' summer basketball camps, click here.

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