Newly minted hall of famer and one of the greatest wing players of this century, Tracy McGrady decided to give back to the city where he spent six seasons.
McGrady was a superhero on the court, lifting up the community with his play for six seasons that included three All-Star appearances and three All-NBA appearances. He lifted up the Houston community yet again this past weekend by holding a BBQ for 800 Hurricane Harvey victims.
McGrady loves the city and still resides there, feeling the wrath that millions have felt during the tragic and devastating storm over the past few weeks he wanted to find a way to give back and do his part to uplift his community.
Here is an excerpt from a Washington Post story about McGrady:
“The ex-NBA player, who now lives in the Houston suburbs, made things just a little better for people living in Houston’s heavily flooded Third Ward and Sunnyside neighborhoods when he and his wife, CleRenda, decided to host a Labor Day barbecue for them…
“We wanted to be able to give back,” CleRenda McGrady, who works as a life coach at Project P.U.S.H., told the Houston Chronicle on Monday…
“There are a lot of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. What was important to us was to serve an area that already needed an extra boost,” CleRenda McGrady continued. “That’s why we decided to come to this particular area: to show them some extra love. Labor Day is all about barbecue, so we wanted to bring the barbecue to them.”
This is pretty awesome and really cool to see McGrady still have a strong bond and connection with the city 7 years after he played his final game in a Houston Rocket uniform.
Amidst all of the craziness and controversy in the world, tragic events like this and the good that comes out of them when people and communities bond together to lift up and assist those in need give hope for humanity and our future.
McGrady is one of many professional athletes who have done their part to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey, well done T-Mac.