DeMarcus Cousins received the key to his hometown of Mobile, Alabama by Mayor Sandy Stimpson on Friday. Cousins returned home this past weekend to put on a free youth basketball camp with free eye exams from VSP Vision. Cousins previously held the same type of camp in Sacramento.
“Teaming up with VSP is helping kids in Sacramento and Mobile see better and provides them with opportunities they may not otherwise receive,” Cousins said. “Having good vision is critical both on and off the court.”
Cousins and Mayor Stimpson spent two hours touring parts of Mobile on Friday. The purpose of the tour was to visit Michael Figures Park, a park that Cousins plans to renovate. Cousins wants to give the park a makeover that includes a new playground and basketball court.
Cousins and Mayor Stimpson stopped at a local elementary school during the tour for a photo op with the students.
“Me growing up, I wish I would have had a chance to interact with an NBA player,” Cousins said. “This is just my way of giving back to them.”
— Kings Community (@Kings_Community) August 22, 2015
I love seeing former players do good and give back to others. Keep it up Big Cuz!