Josh Smith hosted 20 children from City of Refuge, a non-profit organization, Sunday for an afternoon of fun, food and gifts at Dave and Buster’s. The event was a surprise to the children who were picked up and taken to the restaurant to spend time with the Hawks forward.
According to the organization, City of Refuge is an organization “dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community. Our community zip code is 30314. It is a community in crisis but also a community with hope and resilience. Despite overwhelming social challenges, numbers and need, City of Refuge finds hope everyday in this neighborhood. That is not only because we remain committed to our neighbors, but they are committed to us, offering themselves as both models of transformation and returning here to help others in need once their lives are restored to paths of health and independence.”
In other orders of business:
* I’m taking a few days off to spend with my family for the holiday. I will be back on Wednesday for the team’s shoot-around before the home game against the Pistons.
* After two weeks of reporting, interviews and writing, my story why Smith has never been an All-Star is ready. I will post it tomorrow and it is scheduled to appear in the print edition of the AJC on Wednesday.
* I will I wish you and yours much happiness and health this holiday season!