Grizzlies Forward Zach Randolph Gives Kid with Special Needs the Shirt Off His Back (Video)
Last night, before the Memphis Grizzlies’ home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, forward Zach Randolph was awarded the Kia Community Assist Award for the month of November in recognition of all his charitable efforts and contributions to the community.
What did he do to deserve that? Well, he helped distribute 900 Thanksgiving food baskets at a couple of Memphis high schools. He donated 500 turkeys and 500 hams to be given away at a community center in Indiana. And he donated 300 winter coats to students at a Memphis elementary school. So, yeah, when it comes to being a great guy, Randolph had a pretty good month.
But don’t worry. Randolph isn’t done being a class act now that he’s won award. Last night, on the very night he received that award, Randolph met a little kid with special need sitting courtside before the game. And when that kid asked him for his shooting shirt, Zach took the thing right off his back and gave it to him without hesitation.
Take a look:
It’s always see an athlete appreciating their good fortune and giving back, and Zach Randolph is one of the best.