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Phoenix Suns Isaiah Thomas donates 300 backpacks loaded with school supplies

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The Phoenix Suns newest point guard, Isaiah Thomas, is getting a jump start on making an impact on the community here in the Valley, even before he plays his first game for the Suns.

Today, he donated gave back to the kids of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix.

Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Thomas will donate 300 backpacks to Valley youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, IG Homes branch.

The backpacks will be filled with essential school supplies including notebooks, markers, glue sticks, rulers and more. Following the donation, the new Suns guard will sign autographs and interact with the children in attendance.

Thomas grew up attending the Boys & Girls Clubs in his hometown of Spokane, Washington and chose to donate to the organization because of his childhood ties.

Thomas has been heavy in the Sacramento community as well as his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. He has an affable personality and a desire to help underprivileged children.

This charity event is likely just the first of many in the next four years that he's signed to play for the Suns. On a team of players who don't love attention or the camera, Thomas promises to be a breath of fresh air in the community.