Desmond Bane signs a poster created to thank him for his support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. (Photo: Gary S. Whitlow/GSW Enterprises)

Desmond Bane, the Grizzlies’ sharpshooting small forward/guard, remembers his days at the Boys & Girls Clubs and the lasting value he derived for the time spent.

Recently, he showed that as he helped bring some Christmas cheer to a group of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis attendees.

The setting was Academy Sports + Outdoors at 7926 Giacosa Place. He teamed with Academy to surprise 22 children with a special donation. 

The recipients were provided with $100 Academy gift cards. They were able to shop alongside Bane for new games, apparel, footwear, and more.

An additional $2,800 in gift cards was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis to use for new equipment and gear.