Mo Bamba, drafted sixth in the NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, is teaming up with give-back sock brand Bombas.
“Growing up in an underserved neighborhood in Harlem, Mo’s way of paving a unique path for himself was to put academics first, followed by basketball,” claimed to a statement. “Now Mo is focused on giving back to communities in need, similar to the one he grew up in. Bombas launched after the founders learned socks are the number one most requested clothing items in homeless shelters. For every pair of Bombas socks purchased, the brand donates a pair to those in need across the U.S. They’ve since gone on to donate 9 plus million pairs of socks.”
In his one season with the Texas Longhorns, Bamba averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, and 3.7 blocks.
Bombas said it will partner with him to give back to his new community through various community initiatives, including donating socks to select shelters and organizations.
Bamba said, “I’ve always thought athletes needed to do everything they can to help their community; I think if you have the platform to help give back, you should.”