Eagles help children have a happy holiday

CHERRY HILL (WPVI) -- Jordan Hicks may be one of the Philadelphia Eagles starting linebackers, but on Tuesday night, he and some of his teammates were personal shoppers of sorts for 30 deserving children from the Leprechauns Sports Association.

"I'm excited to see the smiles on their faces. I remember when I was a kid, and stuff like this, you brighten somebody's day," Hicks said.

Each child received a $150 gift card for anything inside Dick's Sporting Goods in Cherry Hill.

It made both child and parent very happy.

"It's such a blessing to be able to take him here and let him walk around and pick things up and not have to worry about pricing or anything like that," parent Emily Cubbage of Bridesburg said.

This is the second year former Eagles lineman Todd Herremans' foundation has held this event and this year's sports club is based in Port Richmond.

"A lot of the kids are from the inner city, single parents, it helps them out tremendously," Preston Midgett, President of the Leprechauns Sports Association, said. "It's a great experience for these kids. A once in a life time experience for these kids to actually get to go around and meet the players in person."

"I thought it was amazing and awesome," Gavin Carney of Bridesburgh said.

Eagles gear, particularly footballs, seemed to be the most popular items the kids walked away with.

And along with helping the team, the foundation also bought items for women's abuse shelters in Philadelphia.
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