The Jason Terry Foundation
About The Jason Terry Foundation
Jason Terry has been giving back to communities across the country through The Jason Terry Foundation, founded in 2000. The primary focus of the foundation is to provide inner city youths the opportunity to further their education beyond high school.
The theme of the foundation is (H.O.O.D.) the acronym for Helping Others Obtain Their Dreams. Jason the product of a household of 10 children in Seattle, and now himself the father of four girls, has a passion for working with children and helping them to be the best they can be in all they do. It is his goal to show children that dreams do come true if you work hard and stay focused on your goals.
In 2013, Jason hosted "A Royal Affair" Father-Daughter Ball as an opportunity for fathers and daughters to enjoy a memorable night of fun, food, and dancing.
In 2007 Building Leaders for Tomorrow (BLFT) Summerscope camp honored Jason Terry with Image Leader Award in Sports for his profound impact on Dallas youth and commitment to his community. In addition to the thousands of dollars raised through his two year UNCF All Star Hoops Showdown Celebrity Basketball Tournament at Phillips Arena, including a personal donation of $25,000, the foundation holds annual camps for boys and girls in multiple cities and has contributed a computer lab at South Shore Community Center in Jason's hometown of Seattle. Summer basketball camps are held annually in Tucson, the home of his alma mater the University of Arizona and Seattle WA. He has also held his camp in Atlanta at Clark Atlanta University Gymnasium.
Because of all of his outstanding community work in 2003, The NBA awarded him the July Community Assist Award and he received a $5,000 donation from the NBA to the charity of his choice.
In addition, Jason's foundation has hosted a Reading Timeout for the children of the Atlanta Hawks/ Thomasville Heights Reading & Learning Center, took part in the Thomasville Summer Camp closing ceremonies, presenting awards to reading contest winners and conducted free basketball clinics for several Boys & Girls Clubs at the Whole Foods Market in Roswell, a suburb of Atlanta. He was also presented with the Frank Ski Foundation Athlete of the Year Award for his philanthropic efforts throughout the Atlanta-area community.