On Tuesday, December 6th the Junior Seau Foundation hosted its 17th Annual Shop With A Jock® event. The 250 children who participated received a $100 gift certificate from the Junior Seau Foundation to shop for gifts for their loved ones.
Junior Seau stated “The Shop with a Jock® event is a true community event benefiting San Diego kids who otherwise would not have the means to provide gifts to their loved ones. The mission is to teach kids about giving rather than receiving during the holidays. I am proud we have been able to expand the program to 250 kids and even more organizations.”
Each child is paired with a local college or professional athlete who help them choose their gifts and make the night a memorable experience. Athletes and media personalities who participated included Jacques Cesaire, Vincent Brown, Corey Liuget, Will Venable, Nick Hundley, Terrell Davis, Bill Goldberg, Dermontti Dawson, Hank Bauer, Dave Binn, Doug Wilkerson, Rod Martin, Vencie Glenn, Jane Mitchell, Ben Higgins, Hula, Geena the Latina, Frankie and many more from San Diego State, University of San Diego, San Diego Sockers, Ombac Rugby Club, San Diego Fight Club and the Olympic Training Center.
The children were selected from the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego County, Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego Center for Children, The Monarch School, Mental Health Systems and the College Avenue Baptist Church.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this the biggest and best Shop With A Jock® yet!!!