Pascal Siakam makes awesome donation to TMU law school

Dec 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

The Toronto Raptors are lucky to have one of the most altruistic and giving superstars in the league in Pascal Siakam. The Cameroonian big man has made giving back to the city of Toronto and the Raptors fanbase one of the main pillars of his career as a professional in the NBA.

While Siakam, oftentimes via his PS43 foundation, has focused on helping the underprivileged or disabled through donations, he’s turning his attention towards education. Toronto Metropolitan University just got a hefty chunk of change from the Raptors superstar in the latest example of him giving back to the community.

TMU, formerly Ryerson University, announced that Siakam made a donation to the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, which will help expand the offerings being made to students in the summer. Between this and Scottie Barnes establishing a scholarship for BIPOC students, the Raptors are investing heavily in education as a team.

“These summer positions typically involve working with frontline organizations that assist Indigenous, racialized, and other equity-deserving communities who are facing poverty, discrimination, or other systemic barriers,” said TMU in a press release. Way to go, Pascal!

Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam made a big donation.

TMU has stated that organizations centered around those communities often can’t afford to hire many students, limiting their immediate opportunities to turn their skills into something tangible they can use. Siakam has taken a big step toward rectifying this issue with his donation.

In the last few years, Siakam has really stepped up the philanthropy. Such donations include $25,000 and 30 pairs of sneakers to sneaker-based charity Kickback, but he also pitched in with $100,000 for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital to help children with disabilities.

Siakam is not only dominating off the court, but he just had his best season on it as well. Fresh off making All-NBA for the second time in three years, Siakam averaged 22.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game during last season.

That’s the kind of production Toronto needs in their pivotal 2022-23 campaign if they are going to make good on their thoughts of chasing a championship.

Siakam’s reputation is solid gold in Toronto, and moves like this are only going to make it even more impregnable. The Raptors landed a great player when they drafted him, but they also managed to pick up a pillar of the local community. This won’t be the last time we hear of Siakam’s generosity.

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