With the entire sports world glued into the NFL Draft, Sixers guard Josh Richardson quietly stepped up in the Philadelphia community, committing 500,000 meals to families in need. Following the likes of teammates Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, Al Horford, and others, Richardson is one of many Philadelphia-based athletes to donate to charity during these troubling times.
“I am blessed to be able to provide support during this unprecedented time…The city of Philadelphia, the people and the community have welcomed me with open arms and I will continue to do whatever I can to help as we get through this together.”
Richardson was acquired via a sign and trade this past offseason, a deal which saw Jimmy Butler go to Miami while Richardson joined the 76ers. Despite struggling to stay healthy at times, the five year pro has been effective in spurts. Averaging 13.8 points per game, Richardson is currently the fourth leading scorer on the Sixers.
Despite only being in Philadelphia for a few months, it’s extremely encouraging to see Richardson already giving back to the community. While his on the court production has maybe been lackluster at times, it’s impossible to deny the impact he’s already made in Philly. From donating to charities to interacting with fans on social media, “JRich” has quickly found a place in Sixers fans’ hearts.
PhillySportsNetwork.com very recently paired up with Philabundance as well, creating a brand new line of COVID-19 related merchandise. With all the proceeds going directly to Philabundence’s hunger relief campaign, this is a great opportunity for people to join Josh Richardson in helping out the Philly community. Check the tweet below for more information.
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