The City of Oakland’s Thanksgiving Dinner almost didn’t happen this year due to a lack of funds for the event, but Golden State Warriors‘ forward David Lee stepped in to save the day with a $25,000 donation that allowed it to continue on Tuesday night, November 20.
The dinner provided free meals and entertainment to more than 2,000 low-income families, seniors and homeless individuals.
Lee joined the Warriors in 2010 and has been a big advocate for the community ever since.
He remarked, “I have always been lucky enough to have Thanksgiving dinner with my family. It’s always been something I have looked back on and had good memories of, and to allow other people to have that same joy is something that is really special and I’m happy to do it. I’m excited to continue the tradition of the City of Oakland’s Thanksgiving Day meal for those in need and for senior citizens. It’s wonderful to be a part of it and give back to the community in Oakland.”
Watch this video featuring David Lee as he sits down with team broadcaster Jim Barnett during a live Media Day webcast recently: