First, on behalf of the DLee23 Foundation, Happy New year and thank you for being connected!
As you are aware, last Fathers Day Weekend on June 20th we tragically lost our beloved Darius Lee. This foundation was created in honor of Darius; with the hope of keeping his legacy alive.
The DLee23 Foundations Mission was created from the heart of Darius. Our mission is to allow opportunities that allow youth and college-bound individuals to showcase, improve and pursue their goals in basketball, sports medicine, and sports management.
Our foundation’s slogan is “The Lee Way." It’s perfect because Darius did everything in excellence and he did it regardless of the opinions of others. Many will attest that he did it his way. We urge everyone to go through their day-to-day doing things #THELEEWAY.
We ended the year off with various events held in Darius' honor:
Prior to graduation, his college hosted the Owl Invitational Tournament which featured the "Darius Lee Memorial Classic" held on November 20th, 2022 against Rice University in Texas.
On December 3rd, 2022 his jersey, #32 was retired at Saint Raymond High School for Boys were he was a star basketball player until graduating in 2018.
We launched our official website on December 16th, 2022. Hours later, Darius' family was presented with his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Houston Christian University; where he was a stand-out student-athlete.
This previous Saturday January 28th, 2023 more than 50 people joined us at Darius’ junior college; Suny Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake. They hosted a two day tournament event "The Darius Lee Memorial classic” and retired his Jersey, #23.
I want to personally encourage everyone to stay connected. Be on the look out for the monthly Blogs, upcoming event specials for our Subscribers, and all other things DLee! Remember to engage with our social media platforms; always Like, Share, and Comment. You never know what incentives may pop up for loyal followers!
On behalf of our CEO and Board of Directors, we appreciate all the love and support each of you have displayed. Thank You!
Darius' journey is far from over, his legacy will continue to grow, and it starts with each of you. When donating no amount is too small, a young persons life may depend on your support. Thank you again for being a part of the DLEE23 Foundation Family; we are building Legacy together!
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