"Proud of you!" Shah Rukh Khan commends TKR in 1,000 hamper drive
Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan commended his team, the Trinbago Knight Riders after they along with HADCO Ltd and other stakeholders arranged to distribute over 1,000 hampers to people in need as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Khan, who is co-owner of the TKR, commended the team for their efforts via a Tweet on Friday: "Proud of you my boys!"
.@tkriders collaborated with HADCO Ltd. to 'Do the Knight thing' & distribute as many as 1k food hampers to the needy who are struggling because of the lockdown in Trinidad & Tobago. Proud of u my boys! pic.twitter.com/wHAYgSvnNv— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 8, 2020
The TKR said in a release that it has teamed up with HADCO Ltd, which has put hampers together and provided them at cost to TKR. The hampers will be distributed across the country.
In addition, the company said they have added some items at no cost and will deliver all the hampers to TKR for further distribution.
"With the participation of the TKR players and support staff, they will be personally distributing the hampers to various areas within the country," TKR said.
Director of TKR, Venky Mysore said the COVID-19 crisis has created suffering around the world, and they have tried to help their fans in Trinidad and Tobago.
"We all know the challenge this health crisis has posed. The entire TKR family wants to contribute and play a small role in easing the pain felt by the people of Trinidad & Tobago."
"Our players and support staff have been fantastic, as has HADCO. When we discussed this idea, they all spontaneously offered to get involved with the initiative. Our players will personally deliver the hampers and hopefully, this will put a smile on the faces of the people and ease the pain a little bit."
"This is a start and we will surely evaluate the needs on an ongoing basis and do whatever we can to contribute.”
The TKR said their star players attended including local icons Kieron Pollard, Dwayne J Bravo, Darren M Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Sunil Narine.
Players, along with support staff, Hadco Team, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, Rotary Club of Port of Spain, and the Living Water Community took part in distributing the hampers.
#TKR & HADCO Ltd. came together earlier today to distribute 1000 Food Hampers to the needy during #Covid19 pandemic ♥️— TrinbagoKnightRiders (@TKRiders) May 7, 2020
Players, along with support staff, Hadco Team, commissioner of Police, Rotary Club, and Living Waters personally distributed hampers in #TrinidadAndTobago 🇹🇹 pic.twitter.com/waz9xO2wWr