Pelicans’ Fredette donates sweatshirts to school district

Jimmer Fredette of the New Orleans Pelicans has donated hundreds of sweatshirts to elementary school students in his New York hometown.

Officials with the Glens Falls City School District say Fredette and the Fredette Family Foundation have donated nearly 900 hoodies and zip-up sweatshirts. The clothing in the district’s colors of red and black arrived last week and are being distributed to every student in kindergarten through the fourth grade.

School officials say the foundation wanted to ensure that students stayed warm during the winter months. Fredette’s charity had previously made a $40,000 gift to the district so every student in could receive T-shirts and basketball gear.

Fredette was a star at Glens Falls High School and Brigham Young University. He currently plays for New Orleans.

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