South Philly native, Anton Moore, and the NBA’s and Philadelphia 76ers’ rising star, Ben Simmons, connected recently to assist those in need and spread some holiday cheer.
“We worked on this for three weeks and we had to keep it a secret from the families until the day of the event,” Moore said of the four families taken on a “surprise shopping spree at Target.”
“The look on the families faces were priceless,” said Moore, the visionary behind Unity in the Community (UITC) and Commissioner of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.
“I want to thank the Sixers, Amy Heaver [Sixers Executive Director of Community Relations, Sixers Youth Foundation and Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund] and Ben Simmons for partnering with my organization,” said Moore, whose exemplary citizenry earned him the Sixer’s Heroes Among Us Award.
“We believe in giving back to our community, but also the basketball community throughout the world and those in need in desperate times,” Chris Heck, President of the Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment owned Sixers, said on 97.5 The Fanatic’s Sixers in 60 with Devon Givens and Brian Seltzer.
“We’re always giving back and looking to give back to the community that we live in.”
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