Tim Shelton will soon be awarded for his work off the court by the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission. San Diego State has become well known for the basketball program. San Diego State also prides itself in philanthropic works. Tim Shelton, a graduate student who played on the SDSU Basketball team knows a tremendous amount of information about philanthropic efforts. Tim joined up with a company called “After-School All-Stars” to help raise money to keep children in school called 26 Seconds.
Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school. To raise money for the 26 seconds campaign Tim and “After-School All-Stars” created 26 Second shirts. The 26 second shirts,priced at $26, a dollar amount which university students would be able to afford. These shirts where handed out leading up to the San Diego State Aztecs game against the University of New Mexico on February 14th 2012. Tim Shelton was busy working on his studies in graduate school, his basketball season, rap career and 26 seconds campaign. Tim has been the focuses of many news stories because of this 26 seconds campaign. There is a story behind Tim and why he decided to join the 26 seconds movement and become the San Diego figure head.
Tim spent a year living in a homeless shelter in Sacramento during his childhood. He was jumped into a gang at the age of eight. Tim knew that he did not want to go down this path and wanted to make sure that he would have a future. So he joined an After-School All-Stars program, a decision that would change his life for ever. Tim received a scholarship to San Diego State University to play under one of the best basketball coaches in basketball history, Steve Fisher. To donate to the 26 seconds cause ,click on this link.
Tim Shelton will be the guest speaker at this year’s Juvenile Justice Commission Awards Luncheon, July 12th at USD’s Joan Kroc Center for Peace Studies. The annual luncheon honors and acknowledges professionals and volunteers from the San Diego community who positively affect and support our youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system. Tickets are $20 each. For tickets and event information, please contact: jjcomm [@] sdcounty.ca.gov. *Note the deadline for tickets has been extended for 2 weeks.