Motor City + Wingstop = Love Jalen brought the scholars, we brought the wings.

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.
Students proudly yelled their GPA prior to receiving wings, served up by an ecstatic Jalen Rose.

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.

Check presentation from left to right brand partners Annie and Tommy Pipatjarasgit Jalen Rose principal Wendie Lewis and brand partner Steve Davidson.
Check presentation from left to right: brand partners Annie and Tommy Pipatjarasgit, Jalen Rose, principal Wendie Lewis, and brand partner Steve Davidson.
Sometimes you just can’t fight the crave. Jalen Rose and Wingstop.
Sometimes you just can’t fight the crave.

Read more about JRLA and Wingstop Charities.

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