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Jazz players embrace community with turkey dinner and visit to Boys & Girls Club

by JP Chunga

Towering over the foosball table, Tony Bradley fit in among the kids at the Capitol West Boys and Girls Club. The friendly games reminded him of his summer camps days growing up in Florida. Some wins, some losses, all smiles.

“I was taking the game of foosball very seriously,” Bradley explained. “Growing up as a kid, I just loved playing it. Playing with the kids brought back those memories.”

Last Thursday before the Jazz’s home back-to-back last week, Bradley handed out food to a gym full of 125 kids and their families. 

Earlier, Georges Niang assisted 300 families in his second annual Turkey Giveaway at Parkview Elementary. Five-year-old Michael was awe-struck meeting the Jazzman.

“It’s so touching,” Niang said. “I feel like I’ve always been a giver. To see others happy makes me happy.”

“I love to help others,” Bradley said. “I truly feel great while doing it. It makes me feel a certain way when I try to help others. Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces - when they look at me and I look at them - I think it’s very special.”

Hear from both events below:


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