RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — It was a one-stop shop for families Saturday morning.
From latest bookbags to highschool supplies — to even brand-new shoes and fresh haircuts.
“It’s personal. After I was a child, my mother could be financially challenged during this time of 12 months trying to supply for my brother and I to return to highschool,” said LeVelle Moton.
For the North Carolina Central University head basketball coach, Saturday’s event hit different for him.
It marked the thirteenth annual LeVelle Moton and PJ Tucker back-to-school community day event on the Raleigh Boys Club.
“So, oftentimes attempting to get school clothes, getting shoes, getting a pleasant haircut, getting school supplies, a book bag, paper, pens you name it that stuff added up,” Moton said.
“[My mom] needed to do it for 2. And she or he was doing the most effective she possibly could do to make ends meet. So, once I made an event what I desired to do was eliminate all the concern and anxiety that got here together with that for all of the families.” explained Moton.
One other familiar face was there to also lend a helping hand. Raleigh native and Recent Orleans Pelican guard Devonte’ Graham stopped by throughout the event.
“It’s nearly giving back to your community. Where we’re from a number of us grew up not having lots. For LeVelle [Moton] to be doing stuff like this, it’s inspiring. It inspires me which is one in all the the reason why I actually have my community day,” Graham said.
Graham will hold his community day Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to five p.m. at Fletcher Park in Raleigh following his basketball camp.