On Monday, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will get some serious holiday shopping done: the NFL star is taking 50 local kids shopping at Wal-Mart.
It’s all part of No. 85’s annual “Shop with a Charger” event. Gates will provide 50 severely underprivileged children from the Promise 2 Kids Foundation with a $100 gift card to Wal-Mart and join them in the holiday shopping spree.
The private event at the Wal-Mart on Murphy Canyon Road begins with the shopping spree and includes an entire night of fun, food and activities for the children.
The event is sponsored by The Antonio Gates Foundation, the San Diego Chargers and Barona Casino.
Some of Gates’ teammates from the Chargers are also expected to join the party.
The Promise 2 Kids Foundation runs programs that focus on protecting and supporting abused and neglected children. The foundation operates the Polinsky Center, an emergency shelter for kids.