The NBA star recently teamed up with the Clippers Foundation and non-profit Baby2Baby to give away one million backpacks to school children.
"My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court," Leonard said. "This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former Elementary School, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special."
It's bigger than basketball. #ThisIsWhyWePlay
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) August 20, 2019
The backpacks were given to every student in the Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, according to a press release from the Clippers.
Leonard signed a three-year, $103 million deal with the Clippers in July.
Shenandoah has a new app you can download to iphone or android phones. Our previous shenandoah app with the shark no longer works as of Feb 20th. Please download the new app - School News by Edlio see photo above. If you are still using the old app to notify the school of your child's absence, the school will not receive the notice. Please use the new app.
Sophie earned her 5th grade class a field trip to Esteban E. Torres Performing Arts Magnet High School. Superintendent Austin Beutner honored Sophie with a certificate of achievement and her story was turned into a short film by the seniors at Torres High. Congratulations, Sophie Valeriano!
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Shenandoah's very own, Marissa Martinez in 4th grade, published a book! If you would like to purchase her book, click on the "Marissa Published a Book" title above to be redirected to Amazon's website.
Message from the Author: Hi Everyone! Did you ever think about all the different ways to raise your baby sister or brother? Well, I have been through that journey, and have I have created this book to share what I have learned with you! I hope this book helps you learn about how to share love, safety, art, music, dance, and more with the little ones in your life! Please enjoy my book! - Marissa