"Founded by NBA player Chris Paul , the CP3 Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its resources and passion for philanthropy to enhance and promote education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families. Now in Los Angeles, CP3 is still giving back. He recently joined forces with LA’s Best (an after school enrichment program based in Los Angeles) and participated in a fun 3K Walk that encouraged 3,000 kids to focus on health, nutrition and physical activity. You see, that’s what Chris Paul is about. Giving back and serving those in need. He won his fourth NBA Community Assist Award in April, 2013. He continues to give his time selflessly by combining his passion for bowling (he’d be a professional bowler if he wasn’t playing basketball) and his commitment to philanthropy with his annual Chris Paul Charity Bowling Tournament which airs on ESPN and has previously featured fellow NBA stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, and Rudy Gay in support of the CP3 Foundation. When Chris puts his mind to something, whether it’s basketball or his charity work, he gives his absolute all. Chris attributes his tenacious work ethic to his late grandfather, Nathaniel “Papa Chili” Jones, who opened the first black-owned gas station in North Carolina in the mid-sixties. The Chevron station was where Chris and his older brother, CJ, spent their childhood summers changing oil and rotating tires in the hot sun while learning the fundamentals of hard work and the formula to achieving success. But tragically in 2002, during Chris’ senior year at West Forsyth High School, his 61 year-old grandfather was tragically beaten to death outside of his home during a robbery attempt. The loss was undeniably hard for Chris and his family, but with his strong faith and huge heart, a game a week after the murder, as a tribute to Papa Chili, Chris scored one point for every year his grandfather lived. When he reached the 61- point mark, he intentionally missed a free throw, and then took himself out of the game. “”My grandfather always worked hard — he took care of my family spiritually, emotionally and financially,”"" Chris says. “”He was my best friend. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now had it not been for him and the things he instilled in me — hard work and the importance of family.” In 2006, in loving memory of his grandfather, Chris created an endowment in his grandfather’s name which was paid in full in March, 2013 which provides for two scholarships with a preference to students from his former high school, one athletic scholarship and one academic scholarship. Although his career keeps him extremely busy, for Chris, who is married to his college sweetheart, Jada, with two small children, family comes first and matters above all. His parents instilled in him and CJ at very young ages the importance of family, education, and being well-rounded, humble individuals. Even with all of the accolades and success, Chris is still a compassionate, caring person who would give a person the shirt off his back."