Ed Odeven Reporting

This article appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun.

Sir Charles’ in charge

Feb. 5, 2005

By Ed Odeven

In his college days, they called him the “Round Mound of Rebound.” When he became a superstar in the NBA, he was affectionately dubbed “Sir Charles.”

These days, Charles Barkley is recognized wherever he goes. He works for TNT as an NBA analyst, enjoys his time on the golf course near his Scottsdale home and travels the country to help with a number of charitable causes.

Barkley paid a visit to Northern Arizona University Saturday night to help raise money for the Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, presented by the Flagstaff Family YMCA and the Arizona Daily Sun. It was his first visit to Flagstaff since he participated in the Phoenix Suns’ preseason training camp here in 1995.

“I think kids deserve an opportunity to be successful, and that’s what organizations…

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