“The Mission is Possible: A Conversation About Women, Girls & Philanthropy” was hosted by Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond and his mother, Christine Cameron.

Athletics and gender equality are two areas that don’t always seem to agree with one another.

But a Detroit men’s basketball player ironically is responsible for recently bringing gender education to students throughout the state.

Pistons star Andre Drummond, 26, who was selected in the 2012 NBA draft, sponsored a women’s forum with his mother, Christine Cameron, for more than 75 high school and college students from across metropolitan Detroit.

“The Mission is Possible: A Conversation About Women, Girls & Philanthropy” took place last month at The War Memorial in recognition of National Philanthropy Day, which was celebrated Nov. 15.

Although gender equality may not inherently seem related to philanthropy, event organizers said they chose the cause because of a disparity among donations given to organization specifically designated for women and others.