WICHITA, Kansas – Former East High athlete and current assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls is showing his support for Michael Kelley.

Adrian Griffin first heard about the incident at his old high school about a special needs athlete, Michael Kelley, not being allowed to earn the same varsity letter as the other school athletes.

“He wanted to provide his support to Michael and his teammates because he’s an alumni of East.” said Jolinda Kelley, Michael’s mom.

Griffin was bothered with the school’s decision and has decided to help the Kelley family out by donating an autographed jersey, basketball, and a Derek Rose bobble head.

Griffin said that the family will auction off the items to raise money so that they can buy uniforms for the special needs team.

Kelley expressed her gratitude to Griffin for his help and support.

“I can’t tell you in words how that makes me feel, that someone who doesn’t even know my son or these other students would step out and stand up for them like this.” said Kelley.

We’ve received hundreds of emails asking how they can support Michael Kelley by sending in their letter or letter jacket. You can send items to the PO Box below:

Miracle League of Wichita Kansas ATTN: Michael Kelley PO Box 624 Andover, KS 67002FOLLOW THE TIMELINE OF THIS STORY: