In the spirit of giving Reading native and NBA Spurs player Lonnie Walker IV returned to his hometown Thursday night to provide hope to local families in need. Hundreds lined up at the DoubleTree Hotel in anticipation of the NBA stars arrival. Families received a bag full of assorted Thanksgiving side dishes and a large turkey.
The inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway is the latest event by Walkers nonprofit foundation. Walker established the foundation to positively impact individuals and families in Reading, PA, and San Antonio, TX. Through his Foundation, Walkers plans to not only donate money, but also his time to show and instill in these communities that anyone can live out their dreams by continuing to always work hard, and never give up.
100 families were chosen by the Reading School District to receive the frozen turkey dinners. Assorted sides were provided by Redner’s Fresh Market, turkeys by Shady Maple Smorgasbord, and bags by the Savage 61 Auto Group.