Kamloops NBA’er Kelly Olynyk made a surprise appearance at the SPCA’s fur ball last night.
He says, growing up in an animal loving family, he has an appreciation for fundraisers like the one held last night.
“It’s a special thing. And to be able to support a cause like that, which will in turn support numerous, numerous animals down the line. Hopefully that will affect a bunch of families that get to adopt these animals. It’s a big time thing, and a great thing for our community to build on.”
The size of Olynyk’s heart apparently matching his height, this same trip home also resulted in the Miami Heat forward cutting his famously long hair and donating it, at the suggestion of his hair dresser, Chrissy.
“It was for a fund that she likes to donate to, called ‘Wigs for Kids’ which is in Vancouver. So I decided, you know what, lets just do it.”
Olynyk adding, he hopes giving back will eventually help someone else down the line.
(Photo credit: Kelly Olynyk)