76ers Tyrese Maxey Gets in the Holiday Spirit
Philadelphia 76ers guard is feeling the holiday spirit. With his foundation, The Tyrese Maxey Foundation, Tyrese gave away 1,000 free Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. Maxey, who recently turned 23 a few weeks ago, used his foundation to have an event which featured music, prizes and local Philadelphia businesses. According to Beccah Hendrickson’s story on 6ABC.com, Maxey explained how he felt about using his position to help these local families:
“It makes me happy, man. It brings tears of joy to my eyes just because this is the plan. This was the vision of it, and because we’re bringing the vision to reality, that makes me really happy.”
Maxey went on to say that he got his generosity from his grandmother, who instilled in him a want to help others. Just days after dropping a career high 50 points, Tyrese was back out in the community helping families in need in Philadelphia. With his now higher profile after the trade of James Harden it’s great to see Maxey making things happen both on and off the court for Philadelphia. People who have the ability to help others should use the young point guard as an example. It’s the holidays and there are people who could use a little help enjoying this time of year.
If you are beginning to feel the holiday spirit of giving too, on Tuesday November 21st we will hold our annual Turkey Drop for City Team Philadelphia. This event is partnered with ACME Markets and Deitz and Watson. We will be collecting frozen turkeys, free turkey coupons, cash and checks at various ACME locations from 7am until 12pm. Matt Cord and I will be doing our normal morning show broadcast live from the Kimmel Center from 6am until 10am, then we will stick around until noon collecting more donations. Everything we collect at the Kimmel Center and ACME locations goes directly to City Team Philadelphia. If you are unable to make it to a location to donate, you can make a secure online donation at to City Team Philadelphia. Turkey Drop details and the full list of ACME locations available here.