PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A charity founded by the Sixers’ managing partner is supporting a sports program to help more students across our area. Josh Harris, along with his wife Marjorie, met with students and teachers before the game Monday night.

Since 2016,  The Harris Family Charitable Foundation has partnered with After-School All-Stars at six schools in Newark, Philadelphia and Camden.

Harris Family Charitable Foundation Shows Support For After-School All-Stars

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The foundation gave the program a seven-figure grant to help even more kids.

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“They use sports as a hook and they get the kids in playing basketball, playing soccer, wrestling. They make them study and try to get them to do well in school,” Josh Harris said. “Being able to support and help these kids is really something we are really passionate about.”

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After-School All-Stars doesn’t just operate in our area. The program helps nearly 100,000 kids nationwide.