CHARACTER COUNTS

Kenyan Drake hosts Thanksgiving feast for Boys & Girls Club of Gilbert

Nov 22, 2020, 10:40 AM
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) motions after his fourth touchdown of the game dur...
Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) motions after his fourth touchdown of the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake made sure to help celebrate the holiday with the Boys & Girls Club of Gilbert on Friday.

While COVID-19 restrictions kept Drake from attending the event in-person, he was still able to provide an interview and host the feast virtually through Zoom.

For Drake, providing holiday cheer for Boys & Girls clubs locations is not a new endeavor. He has been active in supporting the location in Gilbert since being traded to the Cardinals in 2019.

Last December, Drake hosted a holiday celebration and more recently helped distribute “thousands of dollars’ worth of Nike equipment” to the club amid to COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release.

Charity has been in Drake’s blood from a young age. According to a report on Yahoo!, Drake and his family would donate and volunteer at food pantries in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia.

While a member of the Miami Dolphins, Drake was known to appear unannounced at the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County to just chat, hang out and play some games with the kids.

In 2018, Drake hosted a Thanksgiving dinner at Hard Rock Stadium for 75 people, including 50 kids from the Boys & Girls Club.

The meal on Friday was provided by Honey Baked Ham.

The Cardinals have an off day on Sunday after losing to the Seattle Seahawks on Thrusday and they return to action next Sunday on the road in New England to face the Patriots.

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Character Counts

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 30: Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the NBA game...
Nicholas Hodell

Suns G Chris Paul partners with Gopuff to assist underrepresented businesses

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul is helping underrepresented businesses and entrepreneurs through his partnership with Gopuff.
3 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta runs up the first base line after hitting a double off Colorado...
Character Counts

D-backs OF David Peralta nominated for Roberto Clemente Award

David Peralta got nominated for this award for the first time in his career after his involvement with various causes in the Valley.
6 days ago
(Phot from D-backs Give Back Twitter)...
Character Counts

D-backs launch Nicole Hazen Fund for Hope to support cancer research

The Diamondbacks started a fund to raise money for brain cancer research in general manager Mike Hazen's wife Nicole's name.
17 days ago
An Arizona Cardinals helmet on the grass during Arizona Cardinals training camp on July 30, 2021 at...
Nicholas Hodell

Cardinals create scholarship to honor kicker Krysten Muir

The Arizona Cardinals and the Desert Financial Foundation are partnering to present a scholarship to graduating Arizona high school seniors.
19 days ago
Phil Mickelson celebrates with the winnings after defeating Tiger Woods as Ernie Johnson looks on d...
Character Counts

TNT host Ernie Johnson’s speech to Alabama football has a touching message

Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson shares a personal story to motivate the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
1 month ago
The Arizona Cardinals and State Farm give back to the community by gifting 567 backpacks to the Lai...
Austin Nicholson

Cardinals and State Farm gift 567 backpacks to Laird School in Tempe

State Farm and the Arizona Cardinals finished the agency's second fully virtual Back 2 School Supply Collection Drive on Thursday.
2 months ago
Kenyan Drake hosts Thanksgiving feast for Boys & Girls Club of Gilbert