In the spirit of the holiday season, Channing Frye is giving his all both on and off the court with the New York Knicks and a new partnership with the New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.
“The fight against multiple sclerosis is a cause that is very close to me and my family,” said Channing. “In addition to wearing my Knick uniform I also wear an MS Band of Hope(tm) each time I suit up to raise awareness about this challenging illness.”
Channing’s partnership with the National MS Society will target people living with MS and the loved ones who care for them.
Details of the partnership are available on Channing’s new website, www.channingfrye.com, and site visitors are encouraged to sign up for Channing’s fan club to receive news and updates.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system. Referred to as a “prime of life” disease, most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50, just when they are starting school, starting careers, starting families.
“We are very proud to have Channing Frye as a partner,” stated Ruth Brenner, President of the New York City Chapter of the National MS Society. “It is no wonder Isaiah Thomas was so interested in getting a young man of his character on the New York Knicks. Channing, his family, and his agent have been so gracious in approaching us about working together on our common goal. We look forward to a long relationship with Channing.”
Channing Frye was the New York Knickerbockers number one draft choice, and the 8th draft pick overall in the 2005 NBA draft.
He played for the University of Arizona and was a starter for all four years. He scored 1,789 points, grabbed 975 rebounds, led the team in block shots including being in the top five conference-wide. He also shot 83 per cent from the free throw line and 55 per cent from the field.
This year Channing has gotten off to a great start for the Knicks, averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1 block per game through his first 7 games.
“This is just the beginning for me in my career in the NBA and as a New York Knick,” said Channing. “I am hopeful there will be a lot more good things to come on both fronts.”