Harrison Barnes, De’Aaron Fox, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Richaun Holmes are joining forces to donate over 1,000 meals from local restaurants to families and children in their community that have been affected by the coronavirus, the Sacramento Kings announced in a news release on Wednesday:
The families and children have been identified with the help of regional non-profit organizations Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, Brother to Brother, City Year, JUMA Ventures, Mutual Assistance Network and Wellspring Women’s Center. Fresh and delicious meals will be prepared and delivered by local restaurants Buckhorn Grill, Chicago Fire, Fixins Soul Kitchen and Jimboy’s Tacos.
According to the Kings’ release, it was Holmes’ idea to donate the community in Sacramento. Holmes signed with the Kings just last summer, but he’s built a bond with the community in that brief time, and he wanted to do something meaningful for them. With the support of his teammates, he was able to do that:
“Since coming to Sacramento I have experienced firsthand how our community is truly one big family, so my teammates and I are committed to looking out for those in need and lending a helping hand,” said Holmes. “I am very thankful for my teammates in joining me to help bring smiles to others and get through this time together.”
In addition to the Kings’ release, they posted a video where Holmes and Barnes extended their support to the community. Fox and Bogdanovic also contributed quotes to the video.
.@Rich_Holmes22, @hbarnes, @swipathefox and @LeaderOfHorde come together to support local Sacramento restaurants and donate over 1,000 meals to families in need.— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) April 8, 2020
Thanks to @buckhorngrill, @EatChicagoFire, @jimboystacos and Fixins Soul Kitchen!#InThisTogether | #NBATogether pic.twitter.com/fIGWflm0hN
It’s been said before but it bears repeating: the Kings and their players have been incredible with the work they’ve done since this pandemic first started affecting their community in Sacramento and their native communities in places like Serbia. Their efforts shouldn’t go unnoticed.
For more on what the Kings are doing to help Sacramento, visit kings.com/together.