Kawhi Leonard gives away 1 million backpacks to school children

first_imgKawhi Leonard loves the kids.The NBA star recently teamed up with the Clippers Foundation and non-profit Baby2Baby to give away one million backpacks to school children in need. 𝐁𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭. @kawhileonard returns to his Moreno Valley elementary school to kick off donating one million backpacks to SoCal students! pic.twitter.com/EDXc61m4bo— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019MORE: Clippers hiring Tyronn Lue as Doc Rivers’ top assistantHelping level the playing field across SoCal. @kawhileonard and @baby2baby surprise all of 107th St. Elementary with backpacks on the first day of school! pic.twitter.com/8RA0FqzZJM— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019The day was extra special for the two-time NBA Finals MVP, as he returned to his former school, Cloverdale Elementary, to make the announcement.  “My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court,” Leonard said. “This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former Elementary School, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special.”It’s bigger than basketball. #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/1oVOf9IVSU— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019The backpacks were given to every student in the Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, according to a press release from the Clippers.Leonard signed a three-year, $103 million deal with the Clippers in July.last_img

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