The Giving Spirit of Ricky Davis & Family
▪ Held a turkey giveaway at Thanksgiving in 2005, distributing more than 300 turkeys to needy families in Roxbury, Mass., for the holiday.
▪ Hosted 100 children from the Massachusetts Department of Social Services for a special holiday shopping spree at Toys R Us. Each child received a $100 gift card and went shopping with Ricky for special holiday gifts.
▪ Participant in Celtics team community events, supporting Read to Achieve and Stay in School programs.
▪ Supported Children’s Hospital Boston, making numerous visits during his tenure with the Celtics, and filmed a special greeting prior to a game in Detroit to be aired during the Hospital’s annual fundraiser in November 2005.
▪ In April 1999, recognized by the Mecklenberg County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners for a $10,000 donation he made to assist high school basketball player Tensley Brandon, who was in a coma due to a car accident. Inspiring youth is Ricky’s passion, as a Charlotte Hornet he sponsored 5 members of the Boys and Girls Club to attend each home game where he took time to meet greet and inspire them.▪ As a member of the Cavaliers, donated season tickets to 12 fans as a part of “Ricky’s Renegades.” These fans became his personal cheering section, attending each game and supporting Ricky and the Cavaliers.
▪ Created the “Get Buckets Brigade” in Boston, selecting 15 fans to receive season tickets based on an internet contest entered by more than 800 Celtics fans. Fans were required to show their Celtics pride and demonstrate what made them a passionate Ricky Davis fan. Each fan received season tickets, apparel and a meet-and-greet with Ricky.
▪ Supported team community endeavors with the Timberwolves, attending Read to Achieve events and participating in their annual summer community caravan.
▪ Launched the “Get Buckets Brigade” in Minnesota during the 2006-07 NBA season, giving tickets to 10 lucky fans to be part of his personal fan section.
▪ Was one of the Timberwolves who served dinner at a special event for more than 200 people from Parents in Community Action, Inc. (PICA), hosted by The Minnesota Timberwolves Fast break Foundation.
▪ Surprised two Minneapolis-St. Paul area families by granting all of their Christmas gift-wishes and delivered the gifts on Christmas Eve, 2006.
▪ Hosted a special Easter dinner in Minneapolis in April 2007 for 100 foster children and their adoptive families through Children’s Home Society & Family Services.
▪ Sponsored a fundraising Dinner Extravaganza for the 1st Responders, and Families of victims of the tragic Interstate 35 bridge collapse in Minnesota