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Summer Time and the Giving is Easy

Net players and execs are, like most of us, spending their summers at home or at vacation spots not far from home. For several of them, that also means donating their time to charitable events.

Jamaal Magloire, who will have a big weekend in Toronto as a bandleader in the city's Caribana festival, was on the links earlier in Brampton, ON, as part of a General Motors-sponsored fund-raiser for the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

Also helping out at an event helping to raise money for African children last weekend were Lawrence Frank and Rod Thorn, who provided instruction, along with former Nets coach Larry Brown, at the Hoops 4 Hope event in the Hamptons.

Jason Kidd attended the annual fund-raiser for the Harold Pump Foundation for cancer research in Beverly Hills, giving a short interview on the Kevin Garnett trade in the process.

Marcus Williams, a native of Los Angeles, was on hand Monday at the LG Beach House in Malibu for an event that raised money for the LA Boys and Girls Club, also finding time to do a quick interview outside.

Bernard Robinson, a Maryland native, will be on hand for the National Night Out picnic in Pocomoke, MD. The picnic hopes to "promote neighborhood spirit and police community partnership in the fight for a safer nation".