Motor City + Wingstop = Love

Jalen brought the scholars, we brought the wings.

Date icon April 29, 2019
Tag icon Brand Partner, Education, Event

Wingstop super-fan, ESPN analyst and Detroit native Jalen Rose recognized 3.0+ students at his academy (aptly named Jalen Rose Leadership Academy) with Wingstop for lunch on Tuesday, April 29. Along with piping hot wings on a chilly day, we also rewarded each student with a Wingstop gift card and a swag item of their choice, ranging from socks, Lemon Pepper air fresheners, hats, tote bags and more.

Students proudly yelled their GPA prior to receiving wings, served up by an ecstatic Jalen Rose. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wingstop)

While we love Jalen (you may have seen him nomming on some Wingstop before filming Get Up!), we particularly love supporting youth in our local communities, and were thrilled to surprise Jalen and JRLA principal Wendie Lewis with a $10,000 grant on behalf of Wingstop Charities and local brand partners Tommy Pipatjarasgit and Steve Davidson.

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 29: Wingstop Charities and local brand partners present Jalen Rose with a $10,000 grant to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy on April 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wingstop)
Sometimes you just can’t fight the crave. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Wingstop)

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