By: Kyle Daniels
Before the start of the NBA season, Kawhi Leonard partnered with nonprofit, Baby2Baby to donate one million backpacks to students in Southern California.
This past week, the All-Star MVP gave away 19,000 more backpacks to every person that attended the Clippers vs Nuggets game—this past Friday at the STAPLES Center.
Although fans did not pay for the free bags, Leonard did ask the Clipper Nation to “pay it forward” by taking action, and being the change that they want to see in the community.
According to Bleacher Report, the initiative is part of the #Kawhiit campaign, whose purpose is stated in a note from Leonard contained in each backpack: “Show the world how you #Kawhiit by using this backpack to have someone’s back.”
It’s also reported that before the Clippers faced the Denver Nuggets, Kawhi met with teachers and students from his old middle school – Palm Middle School – to give them backpacks full of Chromebooks and school supplies.