In Celebration Of The Foundation's Accomplishments

Russell Westbrook and the family were all about charity earlier this week at their “Why Not?” Foundation’s annual Bowl.

The event was the eighth in a row and was meant to let the employees of Russell’s foundation sit back, relax, and enjoy a bit of bowling. According to a statement by the “Why Not?” Foundation prior to the event,


“This event will celebrate the foundation’s accomplishments including the Russell’s Reading Room initiative. The Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation is dedicated to support community-based education and family service programs while encouraging youth to believe in themselves. The foundation strives to empower children to ask ‘Why Not?’ when told they cannot succeed or when faced with adversity.”

Russell and his charity have definitely worked to encourage the youth in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. It was just this past Christmas that the NBA star stopped by the bedside of a 13-year-old boy whose wish was to see Russell in-person. The teen was the victim of a drive-by shooting and coping with the possibility of life as a quadriplegic when his desire to meet Russell Westbrook was fulfilled by the star athlete.

“That’s something that, I think, made it even more special because you could tell it wasn’t a publicity stunt,” the hospital’s director told media. “It was the kindness out of his own heart to take time out of his day, knowing he had another event that night, to take time to do that was really cool for us to see that.”

Russell Westbrook is the proud father of one child. In fact, little Noah Westbrook was present at this week’s “Why Not?” event. Stay tuned for more celebrity parent charity news!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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