Fmr Texans Wideout Takes Kids on a $20K Christmas Shopping Spree
Former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson sponsored a holiday shopping spree at a local toy store for about a dozen underprivileged children, KTRK reported.
Johnson apparently told the children they had 80 seconds to get whatever they wanted for themselves, as well as their friends and family.
Young Ricky Edmond visited the Houston Toys R Us a few days ago to get an idea what he wanted to get, and also decided to find something for his sister.
Johnson's bill for the gifts came to just under $19,200.
Edmond and the other children were chosen by Child Protective Services to participate in Johnson's ninth annual shopping spree, the station reported.
The former Pro-Bowler said it was memories of his own Christmases as a youth, when he wasn't always able to get the gift he wanted, that inspired him to start what has become a popular tradition to give back to the Houston community.
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