Clippers giving out backpacks to fans at Nuggets game with message from Kawhi Leonard
Everyone at tonight’s Clippers game will receive a backpack with this message from Kawhi Leonard asking to “pay it forward.” Kawhi will meet with his middle school – Palm Middle School – before the game and give teachers and students backpacks with Chromebooks and school supplies pic.twitter.com/PjPmkEkFc6
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 28, 2020
Leonard and the non-profit community partner “Baby2Baby” announced at the start of the season 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. This was back in August.
Leonard was born and raised in California, so he has a special connection with kids from LA. The two-time Finals MVP signed a three-year deal with the Clippers this past summer after guiding the Toronto Raptors to the championship last season.
In his first season with the Clippers, Leonard is averaging 27.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He’s shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 90.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Clippers are 39-19 on the season. They are in third place in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers are legitimate title contenders with Leonard and fellow All-Star and LA native Paul George leading the way.
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