One thing that doesn’t seem to be different about 2020 is a giving spirit around the holidays.
Dozens of basketball stars have taken to social media over the past few days to get the word out about their charitable causes and events. It warms the heart to see the resources, including their time, that these hoopers are sharing with the community – especially with the start of the 2020-21 NBA season just around the corner!
Defending WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson participated in a giveaway for kids in the Columba, SC area.
The Warrior’s second year man Eric Paschall encouraged his followers to keep building on an impressive $19k raised thus far for a charity sneaker raffle.
Despite being traded away from the Wizards this offseason, John Wall‘s roots in the D.C. area run deep. The now Rockets guard’s foundation is doing amazing work for folks who’ve been displaced from housing due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Today, I partnered with The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School to host our 1st Washington DC COVID-19 safe holiday drive! I handed out masks, backpacks & my signature Jordan shoes to nearly 300 students at The Children’s Guild in grades K-8. pic.twitter.com/FhEl8ISXGj— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) December 22, 2020
25 lucky kids in the Minneapolis area were surprised with a surprise screening of Pixar’s Soul as well as several gifts from Karl Anthony-Towns.
𝙆𝘼𝙏’𝙨 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣@KarlTowns once again teamed up with #HopeKidsMN this year to surprise 25 kids with an advance screening of @PixarSoul, a Zoom Q&A, and a whole bunch of gifts ahead of the holidays! pic.twitter.com/WoaB24nJ2d— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) December 22, 2020
As we near the end of such a tumultuous year, it does the heart good to see these busy athletes taking time out for the fans that make it all possible.