Clippers’ Caron Butler gets into Thanksgiving spirit

Published On November 17, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

It is the season of giving and Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler is getting into the Thanksgiving spirit.

Butler will be donating 200 Thanksgiving meals to families in his hometown of Racine, Wis. The families receiving the meals were randomly selected by social services for the City of Racine. The meals will be handed out on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Unfortunately, Butler will be busy with team activities during the holidays but his family members have volunteered to help out the cause.

“Although I won’t be able to be there physically, I have my whole family in Racine ready to help hand out these meals to assist these families in time for Thanksgiving,” Butler said. “We are thankful and blessed to be in this position to help others and with these blessings come a commitment from me to continue to give back to the community that made it all possible.”

The two-time NBA All-Star donated more than $200,000 this summer to local charities  such as the United Way of Racine, the YMCA, George Bray Community Center, among others.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.