Derrick Rose donates $1 Million to After School Matters

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Born and raised in Chicago, and now playing for the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose has always been an

active member of the Chicago community. Derrick Rose recently donated $1 Million to After School

Matters. After School Matters is a non-profit organization that offers Chicago high school teens

innovative out-of-school activities through Science, Sports, Tech, Words and the nationally recognized

Gallery programs.

D-Rose - After School Matters

Rose said “To have a strong community of people who believe in your potential can make all the

difference in the world. So many people have invested in me and I want to do the same for Chicago’s


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Teacher saves students from Oklahoma tornado

Teachers are individuals that help shape our lives every day.  During the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, one teacher, Rhonda Crosswhite, took her role to a new level when she saved the lives of her students.

When the tornado went through Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, Rhonda protected several students from harm.

"I was in a [bathroom] stall with some kids and it just started coming down, so I laid on top of them", Rhonda stated on the Today show.  She continued to keep them calm. 'We're going to be fine, we're going to be fine, I'm protecting you. 'And then I said a few prayers. 'God please take care of my kids.' And we're fine."


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First grader hits free throw to win day off for all students

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Everyone wishes they could have a day off on the Monday after the Super Bowl. 

Mater Dei School in Maryland decided to make things interesting.  They told all of the students that they could have Monday off if and only if a first grader made a free throw shot. 

Blake Harper stepped up to the free throw line and threw the ball in the air.   The whole crowd of students held their breath.

The teachers were probably thinking that this ball would never go in the hoop….but it did :)

Watch the awesome clip and check out the crowd's reaction!

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