LA Clippers guard Jawun Evans gives back to the LA community

TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 11: Jawun Evans
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 11: Jawun Evans /

Jawun Evans, rookie point guard for the LA Clippers, decided to give back this Christmas and help underserved kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood.

Jawun Evans played Santa Claus last week, traveling to the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood (BGCH) and helping out 30 children from challenged homes. Not only did Evans deliver presents, but he also helped the kids design Christmas cookies.

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Evans, as well as other Clippers players, have been making a difference in the Los Angeles community during the holiday season. It’s all a part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving.

“It’s important that when you’re blessed with the opportunity to give back that you do give back,” Evans said. “The holidays should represent a special time for everyone, so I want to continue to do my part in the community.”

All of the children were between the ages of five and 10 and were some of the 1,628 kids that the BGCH services in California. The club does their part to ensure that children in the Los Angeles area stay safe and have somewhere to go for shelter and supervision.

“We’re especially thankful that Jawun could take time out of his busy schedule to spread holiday cheer with the kids here at the club,” Mike Culpepper, CEO of the BGCH, said. “The kids had such a wonderful time decorating cookies and were especially grateful to receive toys. We can tell that Jawun truly cares about the Los Angeles community.”

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Evans has been a welcome addition to this year’s Clippers squad. At just 21 years of age, the rookie guard is averaging 5.4 points and 1.8 assists per game. His best game came against the Washington Wizards on Dec. 15 when he recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 steals, outperforming Wizards’ superstar John Wall.

Evans and the Clippers will host the Sacramento Kings tonight at 7:30 PST.