Desean Jackson along with several of his teammates gave back to the community in a big way last night with their ‘Shop With A Jock’ event. They took 50 kids from Philly- 40 from social services and 10 others from needy families in the area- on a $100 shopping spree at the Walmart on South Columbus Blvd. About the event Jackson said:
“Right now’s a crucial time for a lot of kids and families who are not able to go out and treat themselves to some goods, so I really just wanted to be a help to the local community.”
Some of the other players involved were Michael Vick, Kurt Coleman, John Dorenbos and rookie Zach Ertz. One of the lucky kids was so excited about the trip and said that his favorite part was shopping for his “Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.” The store manager said that the event was a huge success and they look forward to hosting it again next year.