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Pau Gasol AppearancesPau Gasol has been dominant on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers where he won two NBA titles to go along with his four All Star game appearances. That’s all great, but what might be more important to Pau is his off the court philanthropy and helping others across the globe.

Growing up in Barcelona, Gasol has long been aware of the human condition, appreciative of the joys and sorrows that life brings. The Lakers forward has taken another step in further grasping that concept, arriving in the African nation of Chad on Thursday as part of a week-long trip in the Sahel region, where he’ll work as a UNICEF ambassador.

There, he will help and observe UNICEF officials provide vaccinations and food at feeding and medical nutritional centers throughout the region. UNICEF says the Sahel region has at least 1.1 million children that will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The United Nations has said about 18 million people are affected by a drought and food crisis in the nine countries of the Sahel region.

In 2009, Gasol, along with several other NBA players, joined the Hoops for St. Jude charity program benefitting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hopsital. Those efforts, along with his frequent visits to Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, earned Gasol the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship award this past season.

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