Former NBA player Adonal Foyle hosted the 10th annual Hi Caribbean in White Reunion last Saturday at the Snow Building in Oakland.
The fundraiser benefitted Foyle’s Kerosene Lamp Foundation, founded in 2005 to empower youth and revitalize communities. Guests dressed in white enjoyed performances by Sistas-Wit-Style, Zina Escovedo and the Crew and the Culture Shock and Shock Family.
Foyle, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, began the organization to use free basketball clinics to promote education, health awareness, and build and refurbish basketball courts.
“I just like to bring the community and our supporters together for a great time to help children. My foundation has helped hundreds of children in my home of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the US,” he said. “We want to continue on and expand our services to youth.”
Foyleplayed 10 seasons for the Golden State Warriors, from 1997 to 2007, the longest-tenured player at the time. He then played two seasons with the Orlando Magic and part of the 2008–09 season with the Memphis Grizzlies until he had knee surgery and retired.
Foyle graduated from Colgate magna cum laude with a history degree. Politically motivated, he founded the organization Democracy Matters, a non-partisan student organization active at over 50 college campuses providing educational seminars, and voter registration drives.
“It is always my vision to see youth excel on and off the court,” said Foyle.
In his NBA career, Foyle averaged 4.1 points and 1.6 blocks per game. He was amongst the 10 highest players in blocks per game three times during his career. He has also served on the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee.
From 2010 to 2012, Foyle served as Orlando Magic’s director of player development. Foyle became an American citizen in 2007 and was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2013, he released his first children’s book, called “Too Tall Foyle Finds His Game.”
For more information visit www.kerosenelampfoundation.org