Lakers' McKie starts foundation for kids in Philly

Updated: August 25, 2006, 8:16 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Aaron McKie has formed a foundation to help the development of Philadelphia-area children.

The AM8 Foundation will hold community activities and family oriented events and outings that will expose children to positive role models, encourage teamwork, reinforce the importance of education and teach respect for others.

"I am Philadelphia through and through," said McKie, a former Temple standout. "That's why this foundation is so important ...

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