As a Los Angeles Clippers fan, I dearly miss Chris Paul, but it’s great to see him do substantial work off the basketball court in his new environment. The Houston Rockets point guard unveiled a new library at C.E. King Middle School in Houston, TX back on March 29.
State Farm, NBA Cares, Reading is Fundamental, and the Chris Paul Family Foundation rebuilt the library which had been destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
The NBA and State Farm have also collaborated on the NBA Cares State Farm Assist Tracker, and with each assist in an NBA game, State Farm and the NBA contribute $5 to select community organizations across the country “to help renovate learn and play centers, as well as provide youth with necessary educational tools.
Paul, to many, is considered the best point guard in the NBA, and it’s by his continued involvement with the community that continues to prove that he’s also a leader off the court. For more info on how various people are making a difference (and more importantly if you want to take part in the process), check out NeighborhoodofGood.com.
Having been a Houston Texans fan since the David Carr years, visiting the city has been on my bucket list (hopefully I’ll get to catch a Texans game some day). Now that Paul’s a Rocket, my trip to Texas may come sooner than later. If you have any insights on Houston or State Farm’s “Neighborhood of Good” efforts, feel free to comment below!!