Kings guard De'Aaron Fox was back in Sacramento this past weekend, joined by his mother Lorraine, to host a youth basketball clinic on Saturday afternoon with children and their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers.
The 20-year-old, who just concluded his rookie season in Sacramento, and his mother welcomed the camp's participants onto the Kings practice court inside the Golden 1 Center, where he rotated through various stations visiting, entertaining and competing with campers.
Many of the women participating in the youth clinic with the children were cancer survivors, while there were a few who were in the midst of battling the disease through chemotherapy treatments.
Tag along with De'Aaron Fox as he interacts with participants of the Mother's Day basketball clinic.
Lorraine Fox is a cancer survivor, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 while De'Aaron was 3 years old. When he was selected by the Kings in last June's NBA Draft, Fox made a promise to his mother to use his sport and his platform to raise awareness in the fight against cancer. He even wore a pink ribbon-lined jacket to honor his mother's fight as a cancer survivor.
Fox felt his participation with her in Saturday's basketball clinic was the ultimate Mother's Day gift.
"Doing something like this is better than anything I can just buy her," Fox said. "Being in the NBA is bigger than just going out and playing basketball; it's a lot more. Doing this is for the kids and their parents. It's just that basketball was the tool we could use to bring it all together."
The Kings organization partnered with Kaiser Permanente, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation and the Fox Whole Family Foundation to put on the clinic. Fox is also in the process of selling signed memorabilia at DeAaronFox5.com, where a portion of the proceeds will go to Albie Aware and the Fox Whole Family Foundation to help prevent breast cancer.
Fox, who was selected by Sacramento with the fifth overall pick in last June's draft, will be in Chicago hoping to bring his team a little luck, as he will represent the Kings in the NBA Draft Lottery.
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