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John Wall Continues to Give Back

John Wall poses with some of the kids who attended his giveaway. (Photographer: Luke Notestine)

John Wall poses with some of the kids who attended his giveaway. (Photographer: Luke Notestine)

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.

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.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

1 Comment for John Wall Continues to Give Back



  1. UKWildcatNation
    11:56 pm August 19, 2018 Permalink

    No University compares when it comes to the character of UK athletes. Especially basketball players! It pissed me off when people complain about Cal only winning only one title in his time here. Of course he wants to win every game, but he is concerned about WAY MORE than winning. He does more to help his players grow, mature, learn to give back, etc. as he prepares them for their next step in life than ANY OTHER COACH IN THE NATION!