Leonard Holds Thanksgiving Giveback Event

On Saturday, November 23, Indianapolis Colts defensive star, Darius Leonard returned to his hometown of Lake View to give thanks by giving back. Darius hosted his second annual Thanksgiving Giveaway where he provided 100 families in need with items for their Thanksgiving meals.
Leonard personally handed out the turkeys, Thanksgiving fixings and Colts swag to all 100 families. During the event, the families were able to participate in a Q&A with Darius, win various prizes and also have the chance to take pictures with the Lake View-native. Darius partnered with Perdue Farms and Mullins IGA to provide each family with the Thanksgiving meals.
Leonard grew up in Lake View as one of nine children and was reared by a single mother. He faced a great deal of adversity at a young age, and often says that he wouldn’t be where he is today without the people of Lake View Darius tries to give back to the community as much as possible. He hosts various charitable initiatives in Lake View throughout the year, including: a free youth football camp, a school supply giveaway, a Christmas event, and more. Having only been in the NFL for one season, it is clear that Darius’ impact on and off the field will be felt for many years to come.