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Retired NBA Player Luke Ridnour Partners With Convoy of Hope To Host Back-to-School Event

LYNDEN, WAAugust 21, 2021 Retired NBA point guard Luke Ridnour, in partnership with his Rid’s Kids Foundation and Convoy of Hope, will host a Community Event in Lynden, Washington, aimed at easing the burden for families with children heading back to school. The free event will take place on August 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT and will provide groceries, school supplies, socks, shoes, haircuts, and much more (while supplies last).

“Our goal is to love and serve as many people as we can,” said Ridnour.

Ridnour’s NBA career began in 2003 when he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics. He went on to play for the Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, and the Orlando Magic before retiring in 2016.

When: Saturday, August 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (while supplies last)

Where: 1986 Main St., Lynden, WA 

“Luke and Kate are amazing partners of Convoy of Hope and are determined to serve their community by focusing on the needs of children and their families who could use a hand up,” said Kirk Noonan, who leads Convoy Nation™, a fanbase of kindness with Convoy of Hope that the Ridnours have been a part of for the last few years. “The Ridnours served at one of our Pro-Series Community Events last year in Gresham, Oregon, and wanted to bring the event to their hometown.”

About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator since 2002. Convoy of Hope has served more than 160 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.