Last week, Sacramento Kings superstar and former Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins gave a local family in Sacramento the experience of a lifetime.
Mari Hill and her son, Marion, were flown out to New York City, where Cousins took them on a tour of all of the biggest landmarks in the Big Apple, a trip to the NBA Store for a shopping spree, and the Kings game against the New York Knicks that night.
The family chosen was found through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, as the Hill’s have had a life of overcoming adversities. Mari overcame a serious drug addiction several years back, an issue that left her jobless and in a rough position to raise her son, Marion. They found the Boys and Girls Club, where Cousins regularly visits to help as much as he can, and the opportunity blossomed from there.
The Hill’s were joined by several underprivileged children in NYC, a gesture that was obviously appreciated by all parties involved.
Check out just a few quotes from the Sacramento big man in this NBA.com article:
“Any little gesture, any little way I can help, I’m all for it,” the Kings superstar said following the shopping spree. “Making somebody else’s life easier, why wouldn’t I do it?
“I’m just glad I can help put a smile on somebody’s face,” Cousins added.
Cousins has an intense schedule of charity events coming up in Sacramento, including one where he plans on giving away over 4,000 bikes to local children for the holidays.
Santa Cuz just being Santa Cuz.