This weekend a pair of San Diego natives who play in the NFL got together to help the Oceanside community.
Kenny Stills (La Costa Canyon High and now with the Houston Texans) and Alijah Holder (Oceanside High and the Denver Broncos) spent the weekend buying takeout from local businesses and distributing it to local homeless San Diegans.
Stills is no stranger to charity work. The Kenny Stills foundation puts on camps for kids in several of the cities where he has played during his NFL career.
“I didn’t know what I could do to help San Diego, but felt like I couldn’t just sit at home and do nothing,” said Stills when asked what motivated him to act.
To make sure they could feed the most people, they purchased the small feast from one of their favorite local taco shops.
While Stills and Holder have never been teammates, the two have spent time together during the offseasons in San Diego, so it seemed like an easy decision to join together and help their hometown.
“When he hit me up, it was a no brainer,” said Holder.
Videos posted to Stills’ social media show that even acts of charity look different right now. While social distancing might mean no shaking hands, it didn’t keep these two from embracing their hometown.