As part of Athletes for Hope’s annual September 11th national service day campaign to honor our nation’s fallen heroes, Sacramento Kings Forward Thomas Robinson took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Sacramento Children’s Home. After being drafted as the fifth pick in the 2012 NBA draft, Thomas attended the NBA Rookie Transition Program in which Athletes for Hope led a workshop focused on giving back to the community. Thomas then signed up as an AFH member and since then has been focused on increasing his involvement in the community. With AFH’s help, Thomas identified the Sacramento Children’s Home as a great organization to get involved with in his new city.
During his visit to the Sacramento Children’s Home, Thomas spent over an hour doing a variety of fun activities with the kids as they played music, shot around on the basketball court and hung out together. Thomas also made sure to sign autographs for all the children there.
“It was great – I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to coming back to visit with the kids again soon,” Thomas said.
Established in 1867, the Sacramento Children’s Home has always been deeply committed to the care of children and families. Their community-based, residential and educational programs address the issues of children, newborn to 21, and range from prevention of child abuse and parenting education, to acute trauma treatment.