RICHMOND, Va. - St. Francis of Assisi once said, "For it is in giving that we receive."
With that in mind, the VCU men's basketball hosted the fourth annual "Shop with the Rams" event in conjunction with Target, Capital Interiors, James Limousine and Papa John's. With the support of their sponsors, the Rams were able to provide 50 children from the local Boys & Girls Club with gifts for themselves, family and friends.
"We couldn't be more excited about Shop with the Rams," Smart said. "It provides a terrific opportunity for our staff to give back to our community while taking part in the spirit of the holidays."
Thanks to their tremendous sponsors, VCU was able to provide each child with a $100 Target gift card.
The 50 kids from the Boys & Girls club were greeted by members of the VCU Basketball program and then split into two groups. While one group is shopping, the other group took pictures with members of the VCU Basketball program and had pizza from Papa John's. The groups then switched, and the other students will shop.