NBA player and N.C. native Brandon Ingram donating shoes to hospital employees

NBA player and N.C. native Brandon Ingram donating shoes to hospital employees
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram shoots against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A Kinston native and NBA player is looking to help staff battling COVID-19 at the hospital where he was born.

Officials say Brandon Ingram, who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, is footing the bill for 982 pairs of Adidas shoes for staff at UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston.

The shoes will be distributed to every employee that works at the hospital on July 28th.

We’re told Ingram wanted to recognize those heroes on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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