SAN ANTONIO — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and San Antonio Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV is doing his part.
Walker's foundation, The Lonnie Walker IV Foundation, recently announced they are teaming with Fantastic Sams to support the Bluebonnet Children's Advocacy Center.
For the Entire Month of April, Walker's foundation and Fantastic Sams are collecting items needed by Blue Bonnet Children's Advocacy Center which helps the families they support.
Some of the items needed are:
- Disinfectant wipes and room spray
- Paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex
- Glass and floor cleaner
- Toilet and bathroom surface cleansers
- Antibacterial liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer
This is not the first time Walker and Fantastic Sams team up to help San Antonio and the surrounding community.
They recently put on a "Hair-A-Thon" providing free haircuts to everyone in San Antonio and other places near Bexar County. They also teamed up to encourage students at La Vernia High School to stay in school and not give up on their dreams and ambitions.
"Growing up as a kid, I was always been a bigger picture kid, helping out others, doing the best I can," Walker said. "When my dreams finally became reality and I got drafted by the Spurs organization, that's when I got the opportunity to take that next step into taking that role and helping out as many kids as I can the next generation."
Supporting Child Abuse Prevention month is something likely near to Walker.
In 2020, the Spurs guard opened up on social media about the sexual abuse he experienced as a child and how his hair served as his "cloaking device."