VCU gives back with Shop with the Rams program

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The VCU men's basketball team is used to making its headlines on the court, but took some time to contribute away from the arena on Sunday afternoon.  Shaka Smart and his team held their third annual Shop with the Rams event at Target on Forest Hill Avenue.

50 kids from Richmond-area Boys and Girls Clubs got the opportunity to join the team for an afternoon of shopping.  Target donated $100 gift cards to each young shopper, and each joined a member of the VCU team in going throughout the store and picking out items for themselves and family members.  The event lasted for about two hours.

This marks the biggest of the three events that the Rams have held.  The last two Decembers have seen crowds of 25 kids, but this year the number increased to 50.

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