Hundreds of children enjoyed a holiday tradition Tuesday that was a favorite event of the late San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau.
Seau’s friends have carried on the tradition – organizing local pro and amateur athletes to help 250 children from local Boys and Girls Clubs shop for gifts.
The kids get $100 gift certificates to shop at Target for family and friends.
The event was co-hosted by former San Diego Chargers Marshall Faulk and Hank Bauer.
“They get to come and learn the greatest lesson they can learn in life which is that Christmas is about giving and Junior knew that. Junior Seau nobody gave more to his community than Junior Seau,” Bauer said. “He started this thing so we’re going to perpetuate that. We’re going to keep in going in Junior’s name.”
Seau died in May 2012 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his oceanfront home on South Strand Boulevard in Oceanside.