OKC’s Russell Westbrook Throws Christmas Party With A Cause


/ December 16, 2013

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook took a breather from the team’s five-game winning streak to help throw a christmas party with a good cause.

Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation teamed with Citizens Caring for Children to throw the Citizens Caring for Children Christmas Party at the All Soul’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. Westbrook helped make 86 foster kids’ wishes come true. Joined by his parents Shannon and Russell Senior and his younger brother Raynard, the Thunder’s No. 0 sent each kid home with backpacks full of gifts, as well as new Jordans.

“More and more children are placed into foster care each year and to be in a position to bring the joy of Christmas to some of these kids is truly a blessing,” said Westbrook. “I am in a unique position to be able to give back to a community that has been so supportive of me and help children in need.”

Adds Sherri O’Neil, executive director of CCC, “The holidays are difficult for these children as they are reminded that they are separated from their families. With the help of Russell Westbrook and the Why Not? Foundation we can remind these children that they have not been forgotten during the holiday season.”

The Citizens Caring for Children Christmas Party was held in the All Soul’s Episcopal Church gymnasium, 6400 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.