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Pau Gasol

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The Gasol Foundation provides resources for children to live in a healthier environment. Through their foundation, Marc and Pau Gasol promote physical activity and healthier eating habits in schools. Their goal is to reduce childhood obesity.
Pau Gasol constantly visits patients at the Children’s Hospital of LA. He talks with them and with the doctors, and he has sometimes been by their side during surgery in the operating theater.
Pau, along with Marc, supports Hoops for St Jude, a program planned by the NBA that raises funds for St Jude Hospital in Memphis. The hospital has a worldwide reputation for its cancer treatment and research.
Pau Gasol is an Ambassador of the Mujeres por África foundation. Its goal is to promote equality inside African societies and to improve the countries’ education and health systems, their economies, and women’s rights.
Last summer, the Gasol brothers launched the “Healthy Competition” and welcomed children from Memphis (coached by Marc Gasol) and from Los Angeles (coached by Pau) to join them in the challenge to lead as healthy a life as possible, combining exercise with healthy eating habit
Pau Gasol has been a UNICEF Ambassador since 2003, and he has been involved in some of the organization’s major humanitarian projects. Vulnerable groups, like disadvantaged children, are among the groups Pau is most interested in helping. Along with his brother, Marc Gasol.

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Professional Basketball Player
Career LA Lakers
HEIGHT 7′ 0″ (2.13 m)

 

HONOURS
Region’s sportsman of the year for his contributions to the Lakers’ NBA championship run and work in the community.
He became the first non-American player to become the NBA Rookie of the Year, in 2002 with Memphis.
2013 “Courage to Care” of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ gala titled “Noche de Ninos”.
NBA champion (2009–2010)
NBA All-Star (2006, 2009–2011)
NBA Rookie of the Year (2002)
All-NBA Second Team (2011)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2009–2010)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2002)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2012)
MVPs: FIBA World Cup MVP (2006) & FIBA EuroBasket MVP (2009) & Spanish League Finals MVP (2001)
Spanish League champion (2001) & Spanish King’s Cup MVP (2001)
All-Euroleague Second Team (2001)
Player of the Year: FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2008–2009) & Mister Europa Player of the Year (2004, 2009)& Euroscar Player of the Year (2008–2010)
All-Europeans Player of the Year (2009–2010)

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Pau Gasol is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born in July 1980. In 2001 he became the second Spanish player ever to join the NBA – after Fernando Martín – and in 2006 he was the first Spaniard chosen to play an All-Star Game (in Houston). He was also the first to classify for the playoffs (with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2003-04) and to win the NBA’s championship (twice, with the L.A. Lakers in 2008-09 and 2009-10…