ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” published a study of charities started by athletes, and Lamar Odom and wife Khloé Kardashian’s nonprofit, “Cathy’s Kids,” ain’t looking so good, despite being formed in part to allot money to cancer research.
According to ESPN, the charity “has not given a dime of grant money to any cancer entity in its eight-year history” even though it has raised a reported $2.2 million.
Odom claims he started it to help not only people affected by cancer but also under-privileged kids. So far, according to Yahoo, only 60 percent of the money has gone to finance two “elite” youth basketball travel teams. The rest allegedly sits in the bank account of the secretary, Jessy DeGregorio, who also was Odom’s best man at his wedding.
Khloé and Lamar set up an eBay account to collect the donations, called “Khloemar.” How about, “O hell-Khloé!”?
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