Football Goes Shopping for Toys for Tots
Dec. 6, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. -
Ten Wolfpack Football players took a break from studying for finals on Monday to help children throughout the Triangle by shopping for toys for the US Marines Toys for Tots program. Throughout the 2011 season, Coca-Cola donated $500 for each touchdown the Wolfpack football team scored, providing a pool of over $20,000 for the players to spend on Monday.
Each of the players was provided one cart to fill with as many toys as possible. After 30 minutes of shopping and mindful placement of the toys, each of the carts was overflowing with the toys the players selected. During checkout each of the players watched diligently as their cart totals were tallied.
Each season a friendly competition tends to develop between the players to see which one is able to "buy" the most items in their cart. This year, Camden Wentz proved to be the savviest of shoppers by fitting 274 toys in his cart!
Once all the shopping was complete, all ten players helped the Marines fill the two military transport vehicles they brought with the toys. Each of the players enjoyed helping turn their success on the field into toys for children!
Fans still interested in donating to the NC State/Coca-Cola Toys for Tots campaign can visit Triangle area Harris Teeter stores by December 15 and look for the donation bins. Click here for a list of all participating locations.