Carmelo Anthony, Torrey Smith Back Baltimore on #BestSchoolDay

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carmeloblStephen Colbert called #BestSchoolDay his favorite charity. The crowdfunding campaign for schools across the country rolled across the country on Thursday with a list of specific projects to fund at, and celebrities adding their names to causes. 

A full slate of projects for the Baltimore area are up for perusal at the website, with requests from city schools ranging from two rectangular tables to Chromebooks.

A pair of athletes with ties to Baltimore backed local schools, and undoubtedly helped to turn attention on the city.

Carmelo Anthony committed money to help schools in West Baltimore. The New York Knicks star is from the neighborhood, and isn’t a stranger to giving back.

Meanwhile, former Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith may be in San Francisco now, but it’s clear that Baltimore is still a focal point for him. He is backing schools in East Baltimore and at Kenwood High in Baltimore County. Smith appeared on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to help promote the effort.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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