Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul returned back to his hometown of North Carolina to deliver gifts and some holiday cheer to 100 local children.
Paul and fellow Winston-Salem native and NBA player Josh Howard (’03) — and their foundations, the CP3 Foundation and the Josh Howard Foundation — teamed up with Toys R Us for the fourth year to offer each child a $100 shopping spree.
The 100 children invited on the shopping trip were recommended by Forest Park Elementary School, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, and the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department.
Paul, who has two young children of his own now, says his annual Christmas shopping trip is even more special now. “I wish my kids were here with me, especially my son. He’s at that age now where he understands a little bit about what’s going on. With kids a lot of the time, it’s about what can you give me. But it’s all about giving back. … I learned that at an early age and try to teach the same thing to these kids.”(Source)
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