THE TIES THAT BIND INITIATIVE
It happened almost by accident. Spending time with kids from Boys and Girls Club during a holiday shopping event at JCPenney, several of the boys asked Dwight to help them select neckties. As always, this man with a heart for kids was up for the task, admiring the boys’ choices with sincerity and a dose of humor. And then – he asked if they knew how to tie a tie. The next ten minutes were spent with a multi-year All-Star selection and Gold Medal Olympian, helping these young boys work through the steps to allow them to wear their neckties with pride.
Dwight Howard has always been a man of style – but few may know that he values service far more. Spending time encouraging kids through service to the community is as much a part of his legacy as the time spent on the court. This commitment over many years has also helped him to understand that even a “Big Man” can’t be everywhere at once.
With a desire to support caring parents, educators, mentors, and guardians who
shape young men’s lives, Dwight created “The Ties That Bind.” Though this initiative, Atlanta schools, organizations, and teams meaningfully recognized young men working hard to stay on the right path!
Youth leaders were then able to:
We’re grateful for all the caring parents, educators, mentors, and guardians who are helping to shape the lives of Atlanta’s young men. We hope the “Ties That Bind” helps encourage young men and support those who positively influence their lives!
CHECK OUT THESE GREAT "TIES" VIDEOS!
Dwight Explains How To Tie a Tie
Dwight's Message for Educators/Mentors/Coaches