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NBA Star Kahwi Leonard Donates 1 Million Backpacks To Los Angeles Students

Leonard made the announcement at Cloverdale Elementary School in his former hometown of Moreno Valley
WATTS, CA -AUGUST 20: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers gives out backpacks to students at 107th Street Elementary School on August 20, 2019 in Watts, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Kimberly Wilson · August 22, 2019

Families in need will feel a little less pressure as their students are heading back to school this fall — thanks to Kawhi Leonard.

The Clippers’ newest star and two-time NBA Finals MVP announced that he is donating 1 million new backpacks with the LA Clippers Foundation and nonprofit, Baby2Baby, for every student in the Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Inglewood school districts.

Leonard made the announcement at Cloverdale Elementary School in his former hometown of Moreno Valley and later visited another school in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Clippers player said his goal was to make a meaningful contribution “both on and off the court” this year. 

Now this is the type of news we like to see from our favorite celebs. “This felt like the right way to get started,” he said. 

Leonard’s generous act comes on the heels of his NBA Finals win in June with the Toronto Raptors. In other words, it’s safe to say that he’s been winning all 2019.