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Giving children a 'Reason 2 Smile'

Griffin is on the board of directors for Reason 2 Smile, which is headquartered in Lake Placid. She said the organization is currently funding the education of 300 kids at the Jambo Jipya School, located at the center of Mtwapa, Kenya. The school was started in 2008 by Keela Dates, who is the daughter of Marcellus Athletic Director Brad Dates.

About 50 of the children educated at Jambo Jipya live right at the school.

Griffin said that because it costs $5,000 a month to feed, house and educated the children, Reason 2 Smile's portion of the proceeds will go toward "their everyday life."

To learn more about Reason 2 Smile, visit reason2smile.org.

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