To carry on the legacy of Darius Lee; working in the spirit of excellence to help individuals secure promising futures.
To provide opportunities that allow youth and college bound individuals to showcase, improve, and pursue their goals in reference to basketball, sports medicine, and sports management.
To do it “The LEE Way” with Loyalty, Eagerness, and Education.
The corporation was formed for the charitable purpose of securing promising futures for youth and college bound students. Our Foundation will include but not limiting to mentoring programs, basketball camps, stipends for those unable to pay for various fees related to basketball and training, and college scholarships in memory of College Division 1 Basketball Senior, Darius Lee.
Darius Lee was an intelligent college athlete with a promising future until he was senselessly
gunned down in a random mass shooting Father’s Day weekend, June 20th, 2022 while home
on college break visiting his family. NYPD is still investigating his murder and asking for
help that would lead to an arrest of the person or persons responsible.
Darius Lee aka DLEE23 was a hometown star with a humble spirit. Raised in Harlem, Darius
attended St. Mark School. This is where his love for the game of basketball began. Having a
court directly in front of his home, Darius could be found playing ball all hours of the day and
night on the very court that was recently named in his Honor thanks to the hundreds of
citizens who signed petitions.
Darius was a big kid at heart who treasured family. So much so that he struggled with the
decision of leaving them and moving to Texas to attend Houston Baptist University. However, it
was there that Darius’ years of training began to take off; he loved and studied basketball.
Determined to push beyond his own limits; in one of Darius’ final NCAA basketball games
before his death, he tied the school's record scoring. That night Darius had 52 points, 18
rebounds, 5 assist, and 3 steals in a single game.
Darius wasn't just a ball player; he had a brilliant mind as well. Our stellar student was
scheduled to graduate on December 16, 2022 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine but
Darius’ dreams and goals were stolen. The DLee23 Foundation promises to continue the
legacy of this educated, talented, respectable, charismatic young man who believed in following
his own path and doing it his way. The LEE Way!
“I want some kid that may not have the money; to go to school in Darius’ name.
Every time we give a kid a scholarship, Darius Lives.”
…Yall make the decision. We’ll start the fund with $10,000 in the name of Darius Lee.”
Rev. Al Sharpton
National Action Network
CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU
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By making a donation to our foundation today, you are helping our foundation to pay it forward in honor of Darius Lee.
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Do it "The Lee Way!"
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