The Foundation was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to children succeeding in academics, athletics and in life with mentoring support. The Foundation was created in honor of the lateFrankie Williams, who inspired the young people he touched with his commitment to education and sportsmanship. The program is led by CEO Benjamin Carter, Operations Director Tom Sampogna, COO Tonya Williams, Administration Awilda Jones & AAU Coach Paul Staubi.
Frankie Williams Foundation & Frenji Sports saluted Kenny Anderson as its first inductee into the Legends Circle on November 21st, 2008.
Anderson spoke about his return to the NYC and future plans with Frenji Sports. “When Benji and Tom told me what they were trying to do, I was ecstatic because I am trying to do the same thing down in Florida with a grassroots program. I grew up on grassroots programs in New York City. I started with Riverside Church at 14 years old and got a lot of exposure, not only to basketball but academically. I got the chance to play against the best in the city and the best in the country by making trips off to Phoenix, Virginia all over with AAU teams. From Riverside Church, I went on to play with the Gauchos, so you know a grassroots is a big thing to me. I retired from the NBA about 4 or 5 years ago and the first thing I thought about was my mentor Vincent Smith who kinda raised me and taught me to play basketball but do the right thing and make the right decisions. That’s something that I plan on doing. If I could reach one or two kids as far as playing basketball, going to school, getting an education and using basketball and not letting it use you then I know I did my job,” said Anderson.
June 3rd, 2009 Frenji Sports inducted Greenburgh’s own, Boston College alumni & former Euro Pro Mr. Danya Abrams as the 2nd member of the Legends Circle at Halftime of the 3rd Annual Frankie Williams Charity Classic in front of family and friends. Courtney Abrams inducted his brother personally.