L.A. Clippers Foundation Partner to Feed Over 500 Pre-Selected Families

 Montrezl Harrell and Maurice Harkless meet and greet needy families in attendance at St. Joseph’s Center in Santa Monica (Cam Buford Photo)
Montrezl Harrell and Maurice Harkless meet and greet needy families in attendance at St. Joseph’s Center in Santa Monica (Cam Buford Photo)

By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com

To continue their investments in the city they work and play in, the L.A. Clippers Foundation have united to give back to the communities of Los Angeles. In concert with 99 Cents Only Stores, they will host the 31st annual Teamwork at the Table Thanksgiving event. In addition to partnering with local supermarket chains, they will be distributing food items, turkeys, and clothing to 500 pre-selected families in need.

In attendance were Los Angeles Clippers players JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless, Montrezl Harrell, and Ivica Zubac along with Clippers staff. They were also joined by season ticket members and corporate partners, including volunteers from Bumble to distribute these holidays gift bags at St. Joseph Center in Venice. Partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less have donated turkeys and trimmings to this Teamwork at the Table initiative.

St. Joseph Center is a non-profit social service agency that helps over 7,000 individuals annually. The Center’s mission is to provide 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 recently provided food and personal care items to 1,000 families in need at the annual Feed the Community event just before their season began. In the genuine spirit of the holidays, the L.A. Clipper foundation giving will continue headlined by the 14th annual Adopt A Family event on December 16, more detail to follow. 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.

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