Utah Jazz Legend Karl Malone, Family Help Others In Food Drive
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone and his family helped others in Louisiana by passing out “thousands of pounds of food to families.”
Malone and his family took part in the food donation in Farmerville, Lousiana on Saturday, May 2.
“Knowing I could do my part, I’m not out here to try and do it elaborate,” Malone told KTVE. “I’m out here to say, ‘You know what? Whatever you can do. We all can do a little. I’m not asking you to do a lot. We’ve got to do a little.'”
KTVE’s Chris Demirdjian posted a video clip on Twitter of the Jazz legend discussing the relief effort. Malone’s wife, Kay, replied to the tweet saying, “Blessed to give.”
Malone and his family’s help comes during a time of need as many people, including those in near the Jazz legend’s hometown, have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Utah Jazz Legend Karl Malone
Malone is one of the greatest basketball players to ever play in the NBA. He spent the majority of his hall of fame career as a member of the Utah Jazz.
The forward played for the Jazz organization from 1985-2003.
During his career, Malone won the league’s MVP award twice and was a 14-time NBA All-Star.
Malone finished his career as and still remains the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Among other honors, Malone’s jersey No. 32 was retired by the Jazz organization and hangs in the rafters at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Outside the arena, a statue of Malone sits feet away from a statue of fellow Jazz great, John Stockton.
“Drive and Assist” Food Drive
Recently, the Larry H. Miller group of companies, including the Utah Jazz, announced the “Drive and Assist” campaign. The relief effort includes a massive good drive to support the Utah Food Bank amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The drive will be held at Larry H. Miller car dealerships, movie theatres, and sports facilities to make the public donations more easily accessible, donations can be made between 2-6 each day, except Sunday, May 3, at drive-thru locations.
The drive began on April 30 and run through May 6, 2020.
The “Drive and Assist” campaign hopes to address growing food insecurity conditions as the financial impact of the virus threatens members of the state of Utah.
Click here for more information on the campaign.
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