Knicks center Mitchell Robinson may be the pride of New York basketball, but he’s also a kid from Louisiana. And when his local area was decimated last week by Hurricane Laura, Mitch decided to take action.
Mitch rallied his charity foundation to Lake Charles, La., Saturday afternoon to assist those who were affected by the hurricane.
St. Bernard Gives Back and The Mitchell Robinson III Youth Foundation (@23savage____) have combined to cook 1,500 meals, pass out water, toys, shirts and cleaning supplies today.— Brady Renard KPLC (@RenardSports) September 5, 2020
They are at Billy Navarre Chevrolet in Lake Charles. #LouisianaStrong pic.twitter.com/4cW1gkIhTz
St. Bernard Gives Back and @23savage____ (Mitchell Robinson III Youth Foundation) are at Billy Navarre just off 210 giving out delicious hamburgers, supplies and cases of water! pic.twitter.com/vniPhujnhy— Jillian Corder KPLC (@JCorderKPLC) September 5, 2020
Mitch advertised the event on his Instagram, asking any Lake Charles locals to come out and help their neighbors.
Mitch is perhaps New York’s most important asset from a basketball perspective — he just broke Wilt Chamberlain’s nearly 60-year-old single-season record for highest field-goal percentage. But he’s also a good kid who just wants to make the world a better place. We see it in the community when he plays with the local kids and buys from their lemonade stands, and we see it at critical times, when his hometown is trying to bounce back from a natural disaster.
I’m glad Mitch is a Knick.