aWard Foundation (Charlie Ward)
The aWard Foundation was established in 2001 by NBA veteran point guard Charlie Ward with his wife Tonja Ward. The Foundation's goal is to enhance the lives of young people through mentoring and educational programs, as well as sports and Gospel music programs.
The aWard Foundation currently hosts The Charlie Ward Basketball Camp for Boys in Erie, PA; The Charlie Ward Basketball Camp for Girls in Riverdale, NY; and the Charlie Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls in Thomasville, GA. These Camps are entering their 8th year of summer programming, enriching the lives of young people.
Over 80% of the campers enrolled are recipients of financial assistance to cover the cost of the camp. The aWard Foundation makes grants to support these camps to ensure that cost never prevents a child from attending camp.
* The aWard Foundation is a donor-advised fund of The Giving Back Fund.