RICHMOND, Va. - VCU men's basketball hosted the fifth annual "Shop with the Rams" event on Sunday. With the help of EJ Wade, GEICO--Kelly Garrison, Capital Interiors, Target and Papa John's, VCU was able to provide 50 children from the local Boys & Girls Club with gifts for themselves, family and friends this holiday season.
"This is event is one of the best days of the year for our program," said head coach Shaka Smart. "One of our main core values is appreciation and that's what 'Shop with the Rams' is all about. We get to share in the Christmas spirit and spend time and build relationships with these young people."
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 shopped.
THANK YOU SPONSORS
VCU would like to extend a thank you to this years sponsors: EJ Wade, GEICO--Kelly Garrison, Capital Inteiors, Target and Papa John's. Without your help, this event would not be possible each year.