The NBA world knows Ben Simmons for his elite facilitating on the hardwood. On Friday at PS 124 Silas B Dutcher Elementary in Brooklyn, Simmons dished out new winter coats to children in need through The Ben Simmons Coat Giveback event.

Simmons, partnering with Operation Warm - a national non-profit that manufactures new, high-quality coats and shoes for children in need - to gift new winter coats to more than 2,600 children through his annual Ben Simmons Coat Giveback, serving six schools and three community groups in Brooklyn.  t.

“I love this event and am proud to be doing this in New York,” said Simmons during his annual community event. “A new coat creates an opportunity to empower a young person by giving them confidence, offering them warmth, and helping students attend school and play with their friends.”