The summer of giving back is still rolling along for Washington Wizards guard John Wall.
The former Kentucky Wildcat has been busy this summer, hosting giveaways and charity events for his local communities. Earlier in August, Wall hosted a backpack giveaway in Washington D.C. where he handed out 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies along with free t-shirts. On Saturday, Wall hosted another backpack giveaway, this time in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.
John Wall was in #Raleigh today getting students ready to go back to school with backpacks and school supplies. @JohnWall @CoachK_Williams @TeamWallElite @coachcosbb #JohnWall #JohnWallFamilyFoundation #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/X8jETDILtj
— Bridget Condon (@BridgetABC11) August 18, 2018
In partnership with his organization, the John Wall Family Foundation, Wall was able to giveaway backpacks to another 1,000 students within the community as the school season inches closer. This is the fifth consecutive year Wall has hosted this event.
As someone who overcame the odds to reach this point in his life, Wall has always been an advocate for giving back and putting smiles on the faces of the younger generation, serving as an inspiration to them the same way he received inspiration growing up.
15 yrs ago, @JohnWall was a kid in my hood that needed Inspiration so i gave him that. Today, he gave that Inspiration to my son. Life is Full Circle. The Universe returns the energy you put out. Luv u nephew. Thx u. God bless. #RaleighRaised pic.twitter.com/jf5cuF3Szb
— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) August 18, 2018