Utah Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson helps restore vandalized Filipino food truck
Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson, Utah Jazz guard, helped restore a Filipino food truck that was graffitied last week with anti-asian racist slurs and derogatory images.
Clarkson is a Filipino American with dual citizenship.
The basketball star was one of several people who helped restore the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck, which serves Asian fusion and Filipino food in northern Utah, after the vandalism, according to Austin Facer of ABC 4.
Layton, Utah, Mayor Joy Petro and city council members also helped in the restoration, and the food truck revealed its new paint job before its reopening at the Philippine Independence Day celebration on Saturday in Salt Lake City.
The owners of the truck thanked those involved in a Facebook post:
“It has been an emotional few days. The love and support that we got from all of you has been deeply heartfelt. My family can’t thank you guys enough. 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 weeks when we have our LOVE celebration in the park and feed the community. Thanks to Mayor Joy Petro, Councilman Clint Morris, Councilman Zach Bloxham, Dustin, everyone in the neighborhood and all of you angels. Love prevails. We are going to have our grand reopening this Saturday at the Philippine independence day celebration in slc.”
Layton Police are still looking for the vandals and offered a $500 reward for information that leads to their arrest.