NBA players give back to Charlotte community on Day of Service

NBA players in town aren’t just on the court this weekend; they're also getting results for families in need across Charlotte. 

Friday was a day of giving, and players participated in several service activities around the community. 

Current NBA players and legends were among the thousands of volunteers that participated in the NBA Cares program across the Queen City.

“Growing up you see a lot and you want to try to give back to those people that get to where you at and give people opportunities in life,” one player told FOX 46.

At the Food Bank of Metrolina, one of the goals for the day is to sort and box up 7,000 care packages of food for families in need. 

“The fans give so much to us during our good times and bad times so for us to be there for them and provide for them is definitely good for us,” Hornets' Miles Bridges said. 

Bridges was helping pack wellness boxes at the Southview Recreation Center in west Charlotte, while other players were just feet away at the Little Rock Apartment complex improving the playground and giving the computer lab a whole new look. 

“This is something that's going to give the kids something to do during the day times on the weekends instead of them running around trying to get into stuff that they really don’t have any business getting into,” said Debbie Green, who lives at the apartment complex. 

Green says the impact of today's events is even more important for her because she feels like the west side of town is often forgotten.

“It means a lot because these families are working families, you know, but everything that is always being improved goes to different communities. So just by them coming to the community and uplifting the community it means a lot to the kids.”