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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 9:40 am  |  7 responses

Zach Randolph Gives Shooting Shirt to Special Needs Child (VIDEO)

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph won the November Community Assist Award from the NBA, and Z-Bo was shown giving the shirt off his back to a young fan during a game on Wednesday night. From the press release: “The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. Kia Motors and the NBA are honoring Randolph for his continued dedication to helping underprivileged children and families in need. As a part of the NBA’s Season of Giving, Randolph distributed 900 Thanksgiving food baskets at Booker T. Washington High School and Hamilton High School in Memphis. At both events, select families received tickets from Randolph to attend an upcoming Grizzlies game. Randolph also donated 500 turkeys and 500 spiral hams to be given away to 1,000 people at the Clarence Faulkner Community Center in Marion, Ind. In addition to Thanksgiving meals, he contributed 300 winter coats to students at Memphis’ A.B. Hill Elementary. ‘I love to give back to kids in need and from single-parent homes because I was one of those kids growing up, so I feel as though I can relate,” said Randolph. “It’s a blessing for me to be able to help someone else.’ Prior to tonight’s home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier and a Kia representative will present Randolph with the David Robinson Plaque during an oncourt ceremony. In addition, Kia and the NBA will donate $10,000 on Randolph’s behalf to the Boys and Girls Club of America.”

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  • Max

    ZBOOOOOOOO!!!!

  • Dfrance

    Really nice to see how he’s matured over the years. One would have never expected to hear these things said about Z-Bo for the “JailBlazer” days.

    Keep up the great work Z-Bo!

  • speedy

    Very nice.

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    lol i’m sure he would have gave up a shirt back in the day.

  • Dfrance

    Well yeah, that kid was adorable lol. I’m talking about all the community work that he’s been doing in Memphis. Maybe he was doing it and it wasn’t publicized, but he definitely didn’t win a community assist awards in Portland.

  • spit hot fiyah

    he is on the dark alley team and the teddy bear team at the same time

  • B!

    Now this is a highlight.

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