Charles Barkley gives money to employees at his high school

Alabama

FILE – In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Charles Barkley joins the crowd before the start of the world welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and “Inside the NBA” colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) – Charles Barkley has given $1,000 apiece to the more than 200 employees of a city school system in his native Alabama.

The former Auburn and NBA basketball star graduated from Leeds High School in 1981.

Now, AL.com reports he is giving money to each Leeds City School system worker.

The announcement was made Tuesday on Facebook.

The Leeds City Schools page says it’s the latest show of support from Barkley.

According to the post, Barkley has provided more than $3 million in scholarships to Leeds graduates over the past 30 years.

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