CANDACE PARKER: Making a Difference in East Tennessee

Lady Vols legends teams up with JBL to donate headphones to Big Bothers, Big Sisters
Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 10:32 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - JBL’s newest brand ambassador, Lady Vols, WNBA and Olympic great, Candace Parker, has teamed up with the brand and Social Change Fund to deliver headphones to kids in Knoxville. As a former Lady Vol, Candace feels a sense of loyalty to the community – so much of her illustrious career can be attributed to Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee women’s basketball program, including its fans and supporters and she’s committed to giving back.

JBL true wireless headphones have been delivered to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee to assist with e-learning during the ongoing pandemic. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee aims to create and professionally support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of East Tennessee youth.

“Knoxville will always have a place in its heart for Candace Parker, and we are grateful that she thought of us to receive this gift of JBL headphones through her work with the Social Change Fund,” said Brent Waugh, Chief Executive Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. “The children we serve need tools to support their e-learning, and the JBL headphones will go a long way with helping them achieve their academic goals.”

“My time at the University of Tennessee was paramount to my future, both on and off the court,” Parker says of her years playing college basketball at UT. “The people of Knoxville built us up and contributed to our success and I feel privileged to be able to give back to this community with the help of my partners at JBL. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee does such great work with the Knoxville youth and I’m proud to have been able to help provide these children with a product that can assist in their e-learning during this ongoing pandemic.”

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