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Cleveland Cavaliers Co-Captain, Eric Snow, concluded the 2005 year by donating over $7,600 to three local community organizations from the Cleveland and Canton through his Shoot for the Moon Foundationâ€™s â€œSteals and Assists Donation Programâ€.
The Center for Families & Children ($3,000), Passages, Inc. ($3,000), and Multi-Development Services of Stark County,Inc. ($1,680.00) each received donations through this initiative to support their efforts to be committed to assisting fathers, families and children.
Snow personally commits to donate $20 per steal and $20 per assist each season. For the 2004-05 regular season, his first with the Cavaliers, Snow accumulated 317 assists and 67 steals, which were the 3rd most in both categories for the Cavaliers last season.
â€œI started this program when I was in Philadelphia because I believe that a personal commitment to financially assist a few local and grassroots organizations that focus on fathers, families, and children could make a difference,â€ said Snow. â€œMany of these organizations are struggling and donâ€™t always have access to consistent funding sources. So this small donation may help them fund a retreat, conference, or some special community activity aimed at supporting fathers and helping children. To give a little back to the people of Northeast Ohio is just my way of saying thanks for so many years of supportâ€.
The Passages Inc. is a non-profit faith based initiative located in the heart of Cleveland. Among their many community programs is their â€œReunification Projectâ€ that reunites hundreds of children to incarcerated fathers along with specialized retreats for Father-Sons and Father-Daughters.