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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard donates a million backpacks to students in Southern California

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Los Angeles Clippers superstar small forward Kawhi Leonard hasn’t played a game with his new team yet, but he’s already giving back to the community.

Leonard and the non-profit community partner Baby2Baby announced on Tuesday a gift of one million backpacks intended to reduce stress on low-income families headed back to school across Southern California.

Every single student in the Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts received a new backpack to start the school year:

“My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court,” Leonard said, via Clippers.com. “This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former Elementary School, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special.”

Kawhi Leonard was born and raised in California, so he has a special connection with these kids. The two-time Finals MVP signed a three-year deal with the Clippers this summer after guiding the Toronto Raptors to the championship last season.

Tuesday is a day these kids will never forget. Kawhi Leonard continues to show he’s a great and fun guy, both on and off the court.