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Wesley Helps Kids At Home And Overseas

Former Longview Lobo and 14 year NBA veteran David Wesley may have made it big but never became too big for his hometown.

David continues to give back.

Thursday, David presented the Boys & Girls Club of Gregg County with a $500 check. David also autographed some basketballs to the delight of the kids.

But with the big donation came a big announcement. David's camp is going international. As part of NBA Cares, David's foundation will host a camp in Germany to benefit Basketball Aid, a group that supports German children fighting cancer.

"For me, I'm donating 100 percent of my time," David said. "We're going over there to help with the cancer foundation over there, so it's going to be a lot of fun. We're going over to do what we can. The foundation is going to grow and get bigger and we're going to do more and more stuff. So, we're looking forward to it."

"He's a very good person to look up to," Shaun Lloyd of the Boys & Girls Club said holding his autographed basketball. "He could be somebody that you follow in his footsteps."

David also received the President's Champion Gold Award. It is an honor given by George W. Bush and his council, recognizing those who help encourage physical fitness in children.

David's annual camp is set to begin Friday at Longview Lobo Coliseum. For the first time the camp and free and more than 100 boys and girls signed up for the camp within the first 48 hours of its announcement.
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