Zach Randolph and Tony Allen provide gift cards to youth

Posted by Eric Bleier on December 17, 2013

Zach and Tony provide kids with $100 gift cards to shop at Walmart

Zach and Tony provide kids with $100 gift cards to shop at Walmart

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As part of the Grizzlies Season of Giving, Tony Allen and Zach Randolph showed once again that they are #AllHeart as the spirit of the season moved them to take 200 Memphis-area Boys and Girls Club participants on a shopping spree at Wal-Mart SuperCenter on December 16, 2013.

Allen and Randolph’s contributions – combined with donations from the Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation – enabled the children to participate and purchase needed household items, clothing and holiday gifts during the one-hour shopping spree. Each child that participated received a $100 gift card, thanks to the generosity of Allen, Randolph and the event’s partners.

Randolph, now having hosted his fourth Holiday shopping spree, and Allen, hosting his second, tipped-off the night by talking to the children about their childhood experiences and visiting with them throughout the evening. The Memphis Grizzlies also provided transportation for the participants.

This event continued the Memphis Grizzlies Season of Giving, which included Grizzlies players, coaches, family members and staff teaming with community partners to make a difference in the lives of children and families by hosting several charitable events throughout November and December.

The Memphis-area Boys & Girls Clubs creates opportunities for children through after-school education. They serve more than 7,000 youth ages 6-18 each year by providing the fun experiences and critical guidance needed to build bright futures. Through a variety of academic and recreational programs, the Boys & Girls Clubs empowers members to make productive use of their time and wise decisions in their lives.

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