Dwight Howard is still a big kid at heart

“That is part of my calling. I have a real gift with kids"

The Charlotte Observer


If you want to make Dwight Howard glow, put him amidst kids - pretty much any kids anywhere.

Howard, the Hornets’ new starting center, has adopted Charlotte’s Starmount Academy, an elementary school on Brookdale Ave. Howard is contributing $100,000 to the operation of a Boys and Girls Club there, and this is about more than writing a check and doing a photo-op.

Weeks after the presentation ceremony, Howard returned to the after-school program to do a basketball clinic. He clowned with the kids, doing the “dab” and making funny faces. The chemistry between this multi-millionaire athlete and a bunch of mostly underprivileged kids looked genuine and valuable.

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