Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers + Operation Warm
In October 2018, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers teamed up with Operation Warm to provide warmth and happiness to Philadelphia children in need through the gift of brand new winter coats. Due to the generous donation from Ben and the Sixers, every child at William Cramp Elementary School in Kensington received not only new coats, but the joy of a special visit by Ben to the school.
1st Year of Partnership
750 Coats Gifted
Community Served - Philadelphia
“These are moments I look forward to all season. Thank you to the Sixers and Operation Warm for helping me make sure we get coats to kids that need them.”
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Sixers’ Ben Simmons delivers coats, spends time with kids at local school
It didn’t take long for Ben Simmons to endear himself to Philadelphia 76ers fans on the court, but the reigning Rookie of the Year is having just as big of an impact off the court.
Last year, the Sixers’ star surprised four South Philadelphia families with a holiday shopping spree. Today, he continued his community outreach by delivering 750 winter coats to children at an elementary school in the city’s Kensington neighborhood.
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Nonprofit Operation Warm Kicks off “3 Millionth Coat Tour” with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers
Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that creates brand new, high-quality coats and gives them away to children in need, kicked off its “3 Millionth Coat Tour” campaign, a season-long effort highlighting Operation Warm and its partners’ coat giving initiatives in over a dozen cities across the country, with Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Operation Warm partnered with Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers on the first stop of the “3 Millionth Coat Tour” by providing 750 brand new winter coats to every student at William Cramp Elementary School in Philadelphia.
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Simmons Makes Coat Donation to North Philadelphia Elementary School
Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers donated 750 new winter coats to elementary school students at North Philadelphia’s William Cramp Elementary. Simmons and the 76ers partnered with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that creates brand new, high-quality coats for children-in-need, to make the donation possible.