What’s more exciting for a kid than a few scoops of sherbet on a scorching summer day?
How about when it’s delivered by a real NFL rookie, who takes the time to hang out and sign a few autographs, too?
That was the scene at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) last Saturday, when Kenneth Walker — a rookie wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars and former footballer at Kennedy High and UCLA — brought by plenty of ice-cold sherbet and popsicles for the children.
Walker is returning to Jaguars training camp this week, but before he leaves he has more plans to help the community and give back to Richmond youth. This isn’t his first stop at GRIP — he dropped by during the winter holidays last year and delivered pizzas and toys to brighten the season for kids at the center.
GRIP is located at 165 22nd St. and provides a number of services to families in need in the Richmond area to help them get back on their feet.
Walker’s cousin — teacher and fellow Richmond native Stephen Ashford — shared the news with the Standard.