Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NBA Players to Give Out School Supplies to SPS Students

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...


Tony Wroten attended the University of Washington for his freshman year, 2011 - 12.

-OldSchool Music

Anonymous said...


Oops, I got distracted and neglected to add that that I am glad these Garfield (and other SPS) grads continue to give back to their communities.


--OldSchool Music

Mary Griffin said...

Agree. This is a classy thing for these athletes to do and I'm sure a fun way for the kids to meet some grown-up kids from the same neighborhood as they start back to school.