FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — With the holidays on the horizon, Razorback student-athletes and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee helped nine local school children last week in the eighth annual Shop With the Razorbacks event.
Razorback student-athletes used $1,404 they raised this year to take nine children selected by their school’s counselor on a shopping trip to Toys”R”Us on Dec. 8.
Each child received a $100 gift card to shop at Toys”R”Us with two student-athletes helping them around the store. In addition, nine $25 Harp’s Foods gift cards were also given away along with a brand new coat.
The coats were purchased by long-time Shop With the Razorbacks supporter and Dwelling Place Church pastor Marcus Carruthers.
Carruthers has made new coats available to the event to be distributed to area children since 2007.