From the Central District News:
Three NBA stars, each Garfield High School alumni, are returning to the
Central District to distribute school supplies to neighborhood students.
The project is run by humanitarian organization World Vision.
The participating players are Will Conroy, currently with the
Minnesota Timberwolves; Tony Wroten, currently with the Memphis
Grizzlies; and Brandon Roy, who played most of his career with the
Portland Trailblazers and retired with the Minnesota Timberwolves after
the 2012-13 season. Each player graduated from Garfield High School
before going on to play for the University of Washington.
The giveaway will take place at the Third Annual Back to School
Backpack Giveaway & Community BBQ. Here, the players will distribute
600 backpacks of school supplies and 500 family food kits. Kids can get
free hair cuts before school starts and snag an autograph with the
players. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24, from noon to 3
p.m. in the Red Apple parking lot at 2301 Jackson Street.