HIGH POINT, N.C. — Triad students were in for a big surprise Thursday. High Point native and now Washington Wizards Forward, Anthony Gill stopped by his old stomping grounds with a special back-to-school treat.
The game of basketball has taken Anthony Gill all over the world, and now he and his family live in Washington, D.C.
However, if you ask Gill, he'll tell you, that High Point will forever be his home.
"This place is special to me, my family is from here. My kids, we make sure they visit. Both my grandmas still live here, we have cousins, uncles, aunts, everybody lives here and it's a special place for me," Gill said.
So Anthony decided to give back to the students of the same elementary school he went to.
Gill went on to say, "Parkview gave me the foundation that I have right now. Both my sisters went here and most of my family went here. It gave us the foundation that we grew up on and the principles that we live our life on now."
That's when Gill and his family decided to organize a back-to-school event for the kids of Parkview Village Elementary school, and he knew exactly who to call for help. He reached out to one of his favorite staff members from the school, Mr. Cory Dorsett.
"It's special for me because I know Anthony. I'm not looking at him like a big-time ball player, he's just Anthony. High Point is just one big family, we need to make sure our kids are succeeding and moving up in life," Dorsett said.