Pacers Give Back

We have been told that most athletes are just spoiled, immature millionaires who are disconnected from reality. Still, professional athletes have hearts just like you and me. Their hearts are just worth more.

And whether it is team- or league-mandated or not, sometimes they put these hearts to work for the community. Today, some very tall Pacers did just that.

Rik Smits, Jeff Foster & @hoya2apacer are distributing 30K toys to local youth.

Jeff Foster and Tamika Catchings of the WBA’s Indiana Fever also helped bring some holiday cheer to “underserved and challenged” kids in the community.

To give away 30,000 toys, the Pacers partnered with a company called JAKKS Pacific, which will help distribute the gifts to 16 organizations.

The 16 organizations receiving toys are: Dayspring Center, Christamore House, Community Hospital, Hawthorne Community Center, Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Julian Center, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Methodist Children’s Hospital, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, Riley Children’s Hospital, Salvation Army ARC, Sheltering Wings, St. Francis Hospital, Shepherd Community Center and Toys for Tots/ US Marines.

Ho, ho ho.

(photo via @indianapacers)

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