Gordon McKernan Donates $10,000 to the Turner Syndrome Foundation

Gordon McKernan and Coach Kim Mulkey pose together at a check presentation marking the end of McKernan’s “Playing for a Purpose” campaign.

Doing Good and Getting It Done

Gordon McKernan welcomed Tigers Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey to his main Baton Rouge office for a special check presentation. The event marked the culmination of McKernan’s “Playing for a Purpose” campaign, which raised funds for the Turner Syndrome Foundation.

McKernan launched his “Playing for a Purpose” campaign in partnership with two of his Name, Image, & Likeness (NIL) partners from the Tigers Women’s Basketball team, Alexis Morris and Angel Reese. During the month of February, McKernan pledged to donate $20 to the Turner Syndrome Foundation for every point that Morris and Reese earned on the basketball court.

The campaign was a resounding success, with the final donation amounting to $5,860 after Morris and Reese earned a combined 293 points. However, McKernan made a last-minute decision to round his donation up to $10,000. This gesture was a testament to his unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on worthy causes.

Together, McKernan, Alexis and Angel’s contributions will help to improve the lives of those affected by Turner Syndrome and raise awareness of its impact on individuals and families.

Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects females due to the partial or complete absence of the second X chromosome. Approximately 1 in every 2,000-4,000 baby girls delivered has Turner Syndrome; however, 98-99% of those diagnosed in pregnancy will not make it.