Yogi Ferrell, the lovable backup point guard for the Sacramento Kings, is donating hundreds of meals and servings of ice cream to foster children currently staying in the Sacramento Children’s Home. Ferrell’s support is not only helping local youth in need of a hand up during the COVID-19 pandemic; he’s also assisting the larger Sacramento community by ordering the food from local eateries. El Novillero, Happy Takeout, Pangea Bier CafÃ©, and Roma’s’ Pizzeria will supply the meals to the Sacramento Children’s Home, while the Haagen-Dazs located in the Downtown Commons will be providing the sweet treats for those in need.
Ferrell’s contributions aren’t his first act of philanthropy involving the Sacramento Children’s Home, as he hosted a holiday party for the city’s youth back in December, and he’s also partnered with the Kings to support redesigns throughout the facility, including enhancements to the gym and living areas. Yogi’s generosity is just the latest in a string of efforts by the Sacramento Kings organizations and players to lend a hand during these unprecedented times. Harrison Barnes, Bogdan Bogdanovic, De’Aaron Fox, Richaun Holmes, and Cory Joseph have all chipped in and donated thousands of meals to different organizations that support several communities, while the team’s foundation has donated $250,000 to provide food services for the disadvantaged, along with 100,000 masks to frontline workers and 5,000 pounds of perishable foods to the Sacramento Food Bank and the Sacramento County Office of Education.
The Sacramento Kings may not always find success on the hardwood, but they never fail to support the community around them, a much more important initiative than putting a ball in a basket.