All-Star Al Horford, along with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and the National Basketball Association, has teamed up with the non-profit organization, Lean In, to campaign for women’s equality.
The pride of Dominican Republic, Al Horford, 28, lends his voice to the website LeanIn.org, who created the public service campaign while partnering with the NBA and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
The campaign encourages men to “show the world they’re for equality” and women to “celebrate men leaning in for equality” by “posting… the hashtag #LeanInTogether.”
LeanIn.org is giving men tips on how to be a more supportive to their wife, daughters and generally all women.
“Help women aim high,” says the Atlanta Hawks power forward.
Horford, born in Puerto Plata, was a first-round draft pick (3rd overall) by Atlanta. His team is now the surprise of the NBA with the best winning record to date. The team’s success has a lot to do with Horford’s ability to defend and play the center and forward position. Plus, Horford’s amazing ability to score and pass efficiently has led coaches from around the league to elect him to this year’s 2015 All Star game in New York at Madison Square Garden.
The pride of Dominican Republic left his native land as a teen and then played for the University of Florida, where Horford led his team to two NCAA national championships. But Horford’s love of Dominican Republic is always displayed. He recently tweeted his pride in Spanish for the Dominican Independence day.
Now the three-time NBA All Star is married to the beautiful Amelia Vega – the youngest Miss Universe since 1994. Vega, representing Dominican Republic, won her crown in 2003 when she was 18-years-old. Maybe that’s why Horford knows how to treat women right… Vega doesn’t play that!