Russell Westbrook Kicks Off WHY NOT? Foundation With Thanksgiving Dinner

Russell Westbrook Kicks Off WHY NOT? Foundation With Thanksgiving Dinner

Tis the season! Russell Westbrook launched his Why Not? Foundation by hosting 2 simultaneous Thanksgiving Dinners to give back to underprivileged families. The event included Westbrook-autographed raffle prizes and turkey giveaways. Simultaneously Westbrook’s parents and brother returned to Russell’s childhood recreation park where he learned to play football and basketball to present a “First Annual Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation Thanksgiving dinner” serving over 400 disadvantaged people in the South Central Los Angeles Community he grew up in:

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Russell Westbrook pulls off his greatest assist of the year

Russell Westbrook pulls off his greatest assist of the year

The holiday season usually brings out the best in people, and it’s a time when some athletes like to give back to their communities. Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook did just that over the weekend, hosting a Christmas party for local children living in foster care.

Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation joined forces with Citizens Caring for Children to spread some holiday cheer by giving the kids backpacks full of gifts along with Jordan brand shoes, according to theybf.com. Citizens Caring for Children provides clothing, shoes, books and other necessities to children in state custody throughout the year.

More than 10,800 kids are in Oklahoma’s foster care system, and Westbrook said giving back to the community that supports him is what the holidays are all about.

“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,” he 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.”

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Russell Westbrook Grants Christmas Wishes

Russell Westbrook Grants Christmas Wishes

Russell Westbrook played Santa Claus on Saturday when he and his Why Not? Foundation teamed up with Citizens Caring for Children to bring 86 kids in foster care a Christmas party they’ll never forget. Check the photos above and press release details below for more:

“As part of his Why Not? Foundation , NBA star Russell Westbrook teamed up for a second consecutive year with Citizens Caring for Children to host a Christmas party for Oklahoma City children living in foster care. Citizens Caring for Children (CCC) is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization that provides clothing, shoes, books, school supplies, mentors and other necessities to children who have been victims of either abuse or neglect and are now living in state custody. Through the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, Westbrook, joined by his parents Shannon and Russell Senior and his younger brother Raynard, sent each of the children home with backpacks filled with gifts, as well as new shoes provided by the Jordan Brand.”

Thunder Star Westbrook Hosts 2nd Annual ‘Why Not Foundation’ Christmas Party

Thunder Star Westbrook Hosts 2nd Annual ‘Why Not Foundation’ Christmas Party

OKLAHOMA CITY –

The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook made a slam dunk with some kids living in foster care.

His “Why Not Foundation” and Citizens Caring for Children hosted their annual Christmas party. They handed out gifts to 85 children in need. Each child received a backpack filled with gifts and a new pair of shoes.

“I definitely see my face in their face as they walk up and get there presents…It’s a great feeling,” said Westbrook.

This is the second year Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Foundation has hosted the event.

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