Deron WilliamsThroughout Deron Williams' rapidly fluctuating career, there's one thing that hasn't changed in the Nets' franchise point guard: the love and dedication to his charity, Point of Hope Foundation.

From golf to dodgeball, Williams has always given careful attention to his foundation, and this week was no different. With a chilly holiday coming up this Thursday, it's always nice to lend a helping hand. For seven hours on Saturday, Williams and other volunteers helped serve Thanksgiving meals to those in need.

"It's good to be able to give back -- especially around this time," Williams told ESPNNewYork.com. "Thanksgiving is a time for giving, and I just wanted to try to feed some families. We're working with eight different housing developments close to the Barclays Center. So it's just about being able to give back, spend some time and have fun."

About 2,000 Brooklyn residents from the New York Housing Authority received meals.

ESPN New York -- Williams gives back to community

 

Deron Williams hosted the first annual Dodge Barrage in NYC yesterday! All proceeds from the fun event went directly to benefit Williams's Point of Hope Foundation. In attendance were many of Williams' teammates, new and old, and included appearances by James Blake and Al Roker. Other than helping out a great cause, it was the perfect stage for Brooklyn's starting point guard to tweet some genuine hilarity. Today, we give you our favorites. (Is it October yet?)

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If anyone has the ability to whip round balls one-handed with precision and speed, it's Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams. So hopefully you'll be on his team when you play dodgeball. Williams, in conjunction with his Point of Hope Foundation charity, will host DODGE BARRAGE 2013: a celebrity dodgeball tournament this Thursday at Basketball City in Manhattan.

From the event details:

Deron Williams will host the first annual Dodge Barrage at the all new Basketball City in NYC.
The Brooklyn Nets star point guard’s signature fundraising event will feature a round-robin style celebrity dodgeball tournament including some of the world’s best dodgeball players along with corporate teams, celebrities and special guests.

There also will be a live auction a high-end raffle and an exclusive VIP after-party. The event will attract corporate sponsors, and VIPs and media outlets, as well as local and national celebrities and athletes.

Games start at noon Thursday. To play, you need a team of 10 players. 18 or older, no gender requirement. $25 a head (so $250 per team). The top 4 teams in the non-celebrity division advance to the celebrity division at 4 P.M.

Are You Ready?

Nets thankful on Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 22nd, 2012 by Devin Kharpertian Comments

 

I'd like to take this time to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all you readers and cranks. And the Brooklyn Nets feel the same way: from the D-League Affiliate Springfield Armor serving Thanksgiving lunch at the YMCA, to Deron Williams & the Nets serving meals on behalf of his Point of Hope Foundation:

You can also check out the Brooklyn Nets page for more photos from the Thanksgiving event.