4-Time NBA All-Star giving back to native Swainsboro

SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) – Basketball fans know him as Superman.

Four-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard has court skills superior to most in the league.  But it's what Howard did away from the court for his native Swainsboro, which is truly out of this world.

Howard hosted the first annual Hometown "Super" BBQ at the Swainsboro Fairgrounds, inviting hundreds within the community to a day filled with free food and games.

Yes, free.

"I never forgot about Swainsboro," he said.  "Even though I've gone off and seen the whole world, this is still my home."

Howard's grandmother, still a Swainsboro resident, was the inspiration for the event.

"It's very tough for her to see me in Orlando, so I thought coming to her would be great," he added.

Howard is looking to make the Hometown "Super" BBQ an annual event.

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