L.A. Clippers Foundation to Feed 500 Families at 30th Annual Teamwork at the Table Event
By Cameron Buford, Whatsgoodinsports.com
Continuing to immerse themselves within the community, as they done in years past, the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation recently hosted their 30th annual Teamwork at the Table Thanksgiving event. In conjunction with the St. Joseph Center in Venice, the Los Angeles Clippers with donations from Ralph’s and Food for Less, distributing food items, turkeys and clothing to pre-selected families in need.
St. Joseph Center is a non-profit social service agency that helps over 7,000 individuals annually. The Center provides working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community.
The L.A. Clippers Foundation works to inspire children through the game of basketball and utilize its unique position to provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. The L.A. Clippers Foundation recently provided food and personal care items to 1,000 families in need at the annual Feed the Community event, and holiday giving will continue over the next few months, headlined by the 13th annual Adopt A Family event on December 18.
Although neither player is from America or grew up with Thanksgiving, the spirit of giving back is a universal language and each of them has seamlessly grasped the holiday spirit. “Giving back is most important thing; Because it’s Thanksgiving!” Gallinari preaches. Marcin Gortat states, “It’s great to do more than just bounce the ball. It’s a great opportunity to show the love, the show us love for 42 games at home and we can show the back by giving away turkeys.”
Gallinari and Marcin Gortat, along with Clippers MVPs, teamed with Ralph’s and Food 4 Less associates to pass out the turkeys and trimmings to over 500 families. Which Ralphs and Food 4 Less have donated food items for Teamwork at the Table for 11 years. The joy the players received passing out the food and gift bags were just as evident as the appreciation the recipients were to receive the gift bags and foods.
This is yet another impressive effort by the LA Clippers the share their fortunes within the community and builds their fans base. I am impressed by their efforts and would like to know how you feel about the Clipper community efforts. Please let me know your thoughts by commenting in the comment section of this article on www.whatsgoodinsports.com or reaching out to us on twitter @whatsgoodnsport.