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Utah, Clarkson welcome Yum Yum owners as VIPs during Game Two

Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz made sure that the Pierce family, the owners of Yum Yum Food Truck, received VIP treatment during their Game Two tilt versus the Los Angeles Clippers at the Vivint Arena, Friday morning (Manila time).

Three generations of the family were on hand during the game as the Jazz management gave them special box seats. Moreover, Clarkson also gave them an authentic jersey.

The Jazz won the game, 117-111, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series Western Conference semifinals series. For his part, Clarkson, the reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, had 24 points built on six triples in the contest.

Last Sunday, Yum Yum — a food truck that serves Filipino cuisine — was vandalized with hate messages that forced them to stop their operations.

This caught the attention of Clarkson, who made sure that the truck is restored.

“It has been an emotional few days. The love and support that we got from all of you have been deeply heartfelt. My family can’t thank you guys enough,” expressed the Pierce family.

“Special thanks to Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson and Dan from Identity graphics for the new look. We want to thank everyone individually in a couple of weeks when we have our LOVE celebration in the park and feed the community.”

Clarkson admitted that the incident hit him hard, so he extended his support for the family.

“I stand in solidarity with Utah’s Filipino community – love is more powerful than hate!”

This weekend, Yum Yum will be stationed at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 123rd Philippine Independence Day.

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