Jarrett Allen has become an important part of the Cleveland Cavaliers over the last few years.
But he’s not just a huge presence on the court, he has also fully integrated himself into the city of Cleveland.
Allen again hosted his annual Meals + Math initiative, which teaches children “the importance of budgeting when grocery shopping, adding up the cost of their groceries with their calculator as they go.”
Speaking to Evan Dammarell of Right Down Euclid, Allen spoke about the impact he’s having on the community.
“I hope the little things I can do go a long way. It was good just to get them here, give them some goodie bags and help them with Thanksgiving shopping; hopefully, I helped make their week with it,” Allen said.
#Cavs center Jarrett Allen is a man that’s bigger than most but wants his legacy off the court to be even bigger by kicking off the season of giving.
“I hope the little things I can do go a long way.”https://t.co/FJVWdqR6Wv
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) November 24, 2023
Allen has been involved with the Meals + Math program since he was a rookie with the Brooklyn Nets.
But even as he moved around the league, Allen has remained close to Meals + Math.
He is now in his fourth season with the Cavaliers and has become an integral part of the team’s frontcourt.
So far this season, he is recording 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.
The Cavaliers’ season has been filled with successes and struggles.
They currently have an 8-7 record and are the eighth team in the Eastern Conference.
Their last game, against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, resulted in a brutal 129-96 loss.
During that game, Allen scored just 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Fans of the Cavaliers are very thankful for Allen, who has become one of the most talked-about centers in the league.
He is not only trying to help his team but the people who root for it.