PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hoops legend Allen Iverson and current players visited the Fillmore, Monday night, for a charity event that raised more than $1 million for the Sixers Youth Foundation.
At $1,000 a ticket, the Sixers Youth Foundation red carpet gala is a little steep for a lot of fans. President Chris Heck says the all of the money raised goes directly to help kids in the region.READ MORE: Double Shooting Leaves Man, Woman Dead In Philadelphia's Fairhill Section, Police Say
“We do coaches clinics,” he said. “We do after school programs. We do court refurbishments.”
The big draw of course is being able to hang out with ballers, like Allen Iverson who say he is thankful for all his many fans in Philly.READ MORE: Donald Grier, Arrested, Charged With First-Degree Murder In Connection To Triple Homicide In Townsend, New Castle County, Police Say
“The support they’ve always shown me and my family, they’ve always been great to me,” Iverson tells KYW Newsradio.
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“I’m able to sleep better at night when I know I’m helping someone that has really struggled,” he said.