Best Political Values in a Professional Athlete: Big-hearted ideas from a big man
Although the big man's stat sheet might not always reflect it, make no mistake about Adonal Foyle's impact: It is significant. So maybe his 4.4 points a game don't quite add up to that $41.6 million, five-year contract he signed a couple years ago. But consider this: the six-foot-ten shot-blocking specialist is the founder and bankroller-in-chief of a nationwide organization with the stated goal of getting private money out of politics. It is called Democracy Matters, and lofty though its objective may seem, Foyle keeps it grounded in student activism. The organization has chapters on about eighty college campuses and continues to grow. For Foyle, who as a teenager left behind a life of poverty on the tiny Caribbean island of Canouan to move to the United States, Democracy Matters is about something seemingly antithetical to his on-court persona: giving the little guy a chance.