Orono native and NBA player Jon Leuer is giving back to his community during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating and delivering over 3,200 meals through local restaurant Crisp & Green and Meals on Wheels.
Leuer and his wife, Keegan, have made the donation to help those in need. The meals will directly help the elderly and their caregivers who are currently homebound given their increased risk for severe cases of COVID-19, as well as healthcare providers.
"We're super excited to be partnering with Crisp & Green and Meals on Wheels to deliver over 3,200 meals in the Minneapolis community," Leuer said. "We're super excited to impact a lot of people and help people out during this stressful time."
Leuer starred at Orono High School before playing basketball in college at Wisconsin.
After being taken 40th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Leuer has played nine seasons in the NBA featuring stints with Milwaukee, Cleveland, Memphis, Phoenix and Detroit.