GLOW Academy welcomes celebrity chef Robert Irvine for new building fundraiser

GLOW academy welcomes celebrity chef Robert Irvine for new building fundraiser

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - GLOW Academy held its fourth annual Celebrity Chef Events fundraiser Friday at Landfall Country Club, where Food Network’s Robert Irvine made an appearance and cooked meals for the guests.

Money raised at the event will benefit GLOW Academy’s new middle and high school campus. The new building, Gibson Hall, is named for tennis legend Althea Gibson.

Altogether, the improvements at GLOW cost about $12 million.

Irvine says he was so impressed by the maturity and intelligence of the students that he wanted to help with funding.

“Whatever you do, I’m in, whether it be financial aid, whether it be cooking, whether it be showing up being an advocate because I truly believe, if you know anything about me, I don’t put my name on anything I don’t own," Irvine said. "I truly believe in what they’re doing.”

GLOW Academy opens its final building Sept. 5 and will hold 700 students by 2022.

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