Earlier today, Gilbert Arenas selected 82 lucky Washington D.C. area Public Schools, out of a lottery pool of 245, to be a part of his Scores for Schools program. The Scores for Schools Program, now entering its second year, helps supply computers, athletic uniforms and equipment, as well as fund after-school programs through donations made by Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards’ owners Abe and Irene Pollin. This year, Gilbert will donate $100 for each point that he scores while playing at home and Abe and Irene Pollin, will donate $100 for each point Agent Zero scores while playing away. Last year the Scores for Schools program helped to raise nearly $215,000 for local Washington D.C. area schools.
In addition to selecting the Scores for Schools participating schools, Gilbert and Adidas unveiled their “Scores for Schools” Adidas GIL II ZERO, the first GIL II ZERO to be unveiled as part of the Adidas TS Lightswitch GIL Remix program, which features a Red/White/Blue Adidas TS Lightswitch GIL that features the “Scores for Schools” logo on the forefoot strap and a holographic apple on the tongue. As part of the Scores for Schools program, Adidas will donate 82 pairs of the “Scores for Schools” GIL II ZERO to each of the winning schools to display throughout the season. The sneakers will be signed by GIL and marked with the date of each school’s NBA game. At the end of the season the winning schools will have the option to put their pair of autographed and dated sneakers into an auction on on www.GilsArena.com to raise additional money for their students.
5,000 Pairs of the “Scores for Schools” Adidas GIL II ZERO will be made available to the public to purchase in early 2008.
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