Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, in collaboration with his Why Not? Foundation and Citizens Caring for Children, recently hosted his second annual Christmas party for 85 kids living in foster care in the OKC area. Each kid received a new backpack full of goodies and a fresh new pair of kicks from the Jordan Brand, which Westbrook endorses.
"More and more children are placed into foster care each year, and to be in a position to bring the joy of Christmas to some of these kids is truly a blessing," Westbrook said. "I am in a unique position to be able to give back to a community that has been so supportive of me and help children in need."
Known for his fashion sense, Westbrook showed up at the event wearing a crispy pair of green and lime Air Jordan 1s.
About the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation
In 2012, Westbrook founded the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation. The Why Not? mission is to inspire the lives of children who are at-risk, experiencing hardship, low-income, poor academic performance with a goal to empower them to believe that anything is possible with determination by saying the foundation's motto "Why Not?." The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation is dedicated to supporting community-based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves despite adversity.
About Citizens Caring for Children
Founded in 1984, Citizens Caring for Children provides clothing, shoes, duffel bags, books, school supplies, mentors and other necessities to more than 3,600 children in foster care each year. Through programs and services including the Resource Center, Shelter Birthday Parties, Back to School, Santa Stop and mentoring, Citizens Caring for Children strives to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care each and every day. For more information, visit www.citizenscaringforchildren.org