Saturday , Mar , 22 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephen Jackson to Help Fight Global Poverty


Stephen Jackson has been the Warriors’ go-to guy this season when it comes to community service events.

This summer, he’ll be going global with that mission.

Jackson said he and Grammy Award-winning rhythm and blues singer John Legend will be making a two-week trip to Africa during the Warriors’ offseason on behalf of Legend’s Show Me Campaign to help fight poverty in small villages on the continent.

"I always wanted to go to Africa, but I didn’t just want to go on vacation," Jackson said. "Here’s my opportunity to go for a purpose and help somebody, so I’m happy I can do that." [insidebayarea.com]