Packers player took kids on a shopping spree in Green Bay
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- For a group of kids and teens strolling through the aisles of Walmart in Green Bay, Santa Claus came in the form of a six-foot NFL player.
Fifty kids from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeast Wisconsin organization got the opportunity to shop with Packers defensive tackle, Mike Daniels.
"We were all kids at one point and someone invested in us, so I think it's wise to give back," Daniels said.
Adding to the excitement, Daniels wasn't the only NFL player there. He brought helpers with him, including Packers safety, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and defensive cornerback, Josh Hawkins and lineman, Izaah Lunsford.
"It takes a lot to want to give back and there's so much going on in this world and to see Mike give back, it's such a great time," Clinton-Dix said.
Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director, Katie Hess, said a lot of the children come from at-risk, low income families.
"Although not every child is in need of financial assistance, they're in need of a mentor and those types of assistance are the children you'll see here today," Hess said.
Daniels said he can relate to the kids, hoping his event, Shop with a Jock, will help them, "I do know what its like to go without at times and I have a lot of friends and family that struggle in a lot of areas, especially financially."
Every child received a $100 Walmart gift card that could be used on anything in the store.
Not only is Daniels helping the Packers score points on the field but now he's scoring points with the community.
Daniels hopes to make Shop with a Jock an annual event in Northeast Wisconsin.