Los Angeles Lakers forward and Flint native Kyle Kuzma and UnitedHealthcare teamed up today to donate new backpacks and school supplies to Flint-area students participating in the Kyle Kuzma Basketball Camp at Powers Catholic High School.

UnitedHealthcare’s $20,000 grant to the Kyle Kuzma’s Dreambuilders program

enabled all of the camp participants to receive backpacks filled with school supplies. UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers spent the day filling the backpacks and providing health tips to students and parents.

Kuzma accomplished his lifelong dream when he made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers last season and he checked the second objective off the list Wednesday by holding a free camp for 300 Flint-area youngsters at Powers Catholic High School.

“It means a lot,” said Kuzma, who attended Burton Bentley before transferring to a prep school in Philadelphia. “We had guys like Mateen Cleaves and Charlie Bell that had a camp, Morris Peterson.

“When I was young, I would always say I wanted to do a camp, too. It’s a good feeling to be here.”