2017 LA Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, November 21st, the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation returned to Jesse
Owens Regional Park in Westbrook’s native Los Angeles to present the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
Westbrook’s parents, Shannon and Russell, joined by Russell’s younger brother Raynard,
hosted and served 500 meals to the community where they spent their childhood years.

Spending most of their youth at this park, Russell and his brother learned how to first play
basketball at the Jesse Owens Park in South LA. Coming back to this basketball court to
provide holiday joy each year to his community, is close to the hearts of the Westbrook
family. Since Westbrook launched his organization in 2012, every year he and his family host
Thanksgiving Dinner to the Jesse Owens Park community through the Why Not? Foundation.