Ten-time All-Star and 2008 NBA Champion and Finals MVP Paul “The Truth” Pierce embodies what it means to be a champion – on and off the court. Pierce founded The Truth Fund in 2002 to provide educational and life-enriching opportunities for under-served youth. Later that year, Pierce received the NBA Home Team Community Service Award for his commitment to the Boston community and active role as a national spokesperson for NBA’s Read to Achieve program. Pierce has hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with hundreds of single families, and has hosted celebrity softball games and other events to raise awareness and funds for causes close to his heart. In 2007, Pierce established the Paul Pierce Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children and he presently sits on the Board of Governors for the hospital. Through his foundation, he has helped to rebuild the basketball court at the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club and helped completely renovate Richardson Park in downtown LA.
The Truth Fund is a 501 (c) (3).
The Truth on Health
Paul “The Truth” Pierce and his foundation, The Truth Fund, launched The Truth on Health Campaign to help empower and encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyles. The Truth on Health includes an awareness campaign and sustainable programming for young people to live healthy lifestyles – incorporating physical fitness and healthy eating, and encouraging a commitment/pledge of 60 minutes per day dedicated to physical activity.