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After recently celebrating his birthday, Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was in the giving spirit Tuesday night, hosting his annual “Shop With A Jock” charitable event at a Sterling, Va. Wal-Mart on behalf of the DeSean Jackson Foundation.
Along with his Redskins teammates, Jackson spent the night with 50 children from Horton’s Kids youth organization, giving underprivileged kids from the Washington, D.C. and Virginia area a $100 shopping spree with some of their favorite players.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III, safety Brandon Meriweather, wide receiver Santana Moss, running back Silas Redd, Jr. and cornerback Greg Ducre helped pick out toys as the youngsters rambled through the aisles after dinner and played some games.
“It’s really [about] rewarding [the kids] during a time in need,” Jackson said, celebrating “Giving Tuesday.” “The energy of these kids gives me chills. I love to do this. My teammates came to support me, which I appreciate.”
The “Shop With A Jock” campaign allows youth the opportunity to do holiday shopping while NFL players are granted time to teach life lessons and donate personal funds to those looking to purchase gifts for other family members.
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