With the summer winding down, kids are trading in their basketballs for books as they prepare to go back to school. Amar’e Stoudemire and his wife Alexis showed their school spirit too, at the second annual Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation Back Pack Drive at the Polo Grounds Community Center on September 5.

The Knicks star spoke to the youth about the importance of education, and he gave out Haddad back packs, autographed copies of his fourth children’s book titled, STAT: Schooled, and other gifts. Check out the photos from the event above.

Photos via AmareStoudemire.com