CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Bubba Wallace teamed up with Academy Sports + Outdoors to help make back-to-school shopping a little easier for 30 kids from the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club with its annual back-to-school shopping spree.
Each child received a $100 Academy gift card to use towards athletic apparel, backpacks, footwear and other school necessities during the donation.
"They're getting new outfits and everything - those come like once or twice a school year so I know they're pretty pumped to get some new shoes, new clothes, bookbags, everything. So it's an exciting time for them. It's a great opportunity for me to have a day off to come and give back to the community and just see the smiles on their faces," Wallace said.
This is the program's ninth year and it has grown to include over 100 similar events, benefiting over 3,000 children throughout the southeast and midwest.