NBA Standout, JPPSS Product Hosts 2nd Annual Back to School Celebration

DSC_2793To help celebrate the school year for local students, NBA Player Elfrid Payton and the Elfrid Payton Foundation hosted their 2nd Annual Back to School celebration at Gretna Middle School on Friday, August 26 for more than 700 students. As part of the Back to School efforts, students received a custom backpack filled with school supplies including notebooks, pencils, folders, etc.

“I am so fortunate to be able to give back to my former school,” said Payton, who attended Gretna Middle and graduated from John Ehret High. “Education is so important and we want to make sure kids have the tools needed to be successful throughout the entire school year.”

The Elfrid Payton Foundation is committed to empowering youth in the areas of physical activity, education, mentoring, and the arts. The EP Foundation has hosted several community events impacting kids in Gretna and the Orlando, Florida area including free youth basketball camps, backpack drives and computer lab renovations.