Jazz player Derrick Favors hands out backpacks full of school supplies for 25 children

Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-10 17:55:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz player Derrick Favors handed out backpacks filled with school supplies during a back-to-school party for 25 children Monday.

The children, from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake spent the morning at the Zions Bank Basketball Center with the Jazz forward/center where they played basketball games and ate pizza.

Favors also handed each child a backpack filled with supplies, which included pens, pencils, folders, a binder and notebook paper.

This is the second time Favors hosted a back-to-school event, which took place offseason.

Favors said he wants to give back to the community and make sure the kids have everything they need to go back to school.

“The smiles on the children’s faces last year made me realize I was making a difference in Salt Lake City,” Favors said. “I am working on building my legacy on and off the court and it feels right to give back to those who need it most.”