Here’s What Fred VanVleet Loves About ‘Jurassic Park Rockford’
Game 6 of the NBA Finals is tonight. The Toronto Raptors are up against the Golden State Warriors. Fred VanVleet is showing his hometown some love and letting us know our support hasn't gone unnoticed.
Fred told Yahoo Sports -
It means the world to be revered like that in your hometown. That means the most out of anything. I know a lot of those people, most of those people that were there.
Over 3,000 people, food trucks, Fred pop up shops, giant TVs, Jurassic Park Rockford didn't disappoint. And tonight they do it all again. Fred is proud of how Rockford is coming together and told Yahoo -
They said like 3,500 people were there. That’s a big deal, especially in the city where I come from — it’s hard to get a hundred of our people in a place like in a positive environment and have no incidents.
He also explains -
Growing up in that type of environment it’s easy for a kid to get in trouble, to go down the wrong path, and to be victim to the streets, and I was lucky enough to be able to navigate through that and not have to dibble and dabble. And now, I feel like it’s my responsibility to keep creating opportunities, to creating a better situation, opening doors, and going back and giving back.
He's playing to win, but he also details that he's playing for his community back home -
It’s what’s special about our game, what’s special about sports, and my entire journey in this for Rockford is to create a better city than what I grew up in, and I think we’re on the right track in doing that. The other night was a great example, and hopefully we have a great turnout tomorrow as well.
Tomorrow = tonight. LETS GO ROCKFRED!