The Football 24-7 team have put together a dedicated area of our Sports News website to highlight the fantastic acheivement of the Len Foundation, also known as Len-D A Hand.

Alex Len founded the Len-d A Hand Foundation in 2015 in an effort to reach the youth of Phoenix and surrounding areas. His ultimate goal is to reach children around the world through sports and outreach programs.

The Len-d A Hand Foundation has been in existence since December 2015; received its 501c3 in January of 2016. It was launched by Alex Len of the Phoenix Suns.

The Len-d A Hand Foundation represents the commitment of its founders Alex Len and his mother Yulia Len  and the Board of Directors to improve the life of children, youth and their families in the Phoenix area and around the world.  Len-d A Hand Foundation is dedicated  serving the community and with the help of our partners (Wal-Mart, Phoenix Suns) the foundation will continue to strive to make sure it reaches as many youth as possible by Len-ding a hand.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any non-profit organization and The LenD A Hand Foundation is no exception. Dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing success of our programs and we offer many volunteer opportunities for those who want to “give back” to the community.

Volunteerism is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, gain insight, grow personally, and help build a better society. Why not read the latest Man Utd facts or our footballers when they were young news piece.

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Rick Warren

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In December 2015, Len and his mother, Yulia, created the Len-d A Hand Foundation, a charity that helps reach out to the youth in Phoenix, Arizona and other surrounding areas.

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Biography of Alex Len

Alex Len was born on June 16, 1993, in Antratsyt, Luhansk, Ukraine. He is a center for the Washington Wizards in the NBA.

Growing up, he participated in gymnastics and liked watching Jackie Chan films. As a young gymnast, Len was trained by Oleksiy Stepanenko, who had also trained Olympic gold medalist Ihor Korobchynskyi. Alex was thirteen years-old when he started playing basketball and later attended Dnipropetrovsk Higher College in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

Alex played for the Ukraine national team at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, where during the 2010 tournament, he was the fourth best overall scorer, second best rebounder, and the best shot blocker. Following the tournament, Len joined BC Dnipro of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague for the 2010–11 season. The latest english championship top scorers list has been updated this week for our Football fans to read.

Alex was the recipient of an athletic scholarship from the University of Maryland coach Gary Williams, but Williams resigned after the 2010-11 season. Mark Turgeon was hired to take his place. While Williams began recruiting Len, it was Turgeon who eventually lured him to Maryland. During his freshman campaign, Len averaged 6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game.

Len opened his sophomore season on November 9, 2012, against the reigning champion Kentucky Wildcats, led by ESPN’s #1 player of the 2012 recruiting class, Nerlens Noel. Len overpowered Noel throughout the entire game, scoring 23 points with 12 rebounds and 4 blocks, while holding Noel to 4 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Following the game, there was talk that Len could potentially be a top 5 pick in the upcoming draft.  The Football24-7 Latest Manchester United news is available.

On January 16, 2013, Len ended up scoring 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, including a game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds in the game, to get a 51-50 upset over #14 North Carolina State. On February 16, 2013, Len again played a starring role, leading Maryland to an 83-81 upset victory over the top ranked Duke Blue Devils. Len put up 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, while holding Duke star senior Mason Plumlee to 4 points. He went on to average 11.9 points per game in 38 total games that season.

On April 14, 2013, Len decided to declare for the 2013 NBA draft.  Read more on the Official NBA Player page

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