Thunder Players Shop With Needy Oklahoma Children, Grandparents

Monday, December 10th 2012, 11:26 pm
By: News 9

Thunder players give back to less fortunate fans by taking grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a shopping spree on Monday.

Walking up and down the aisles at Target, 6 foot 10 inch Serge Ibaka shopped with a new friend one third of his size, Cwame Johnson. Johnson was one of 10 families chosen to partake in Thunder's Christmas.

Each child was paired up with a player who played Santa. Thunder players roamed the aisle of Target, ensuring children raised by their grandparents have a merry Christmas.

Even Johnson's great grandmother, who is raising him, went on a shopping spree. She says for a 77-year-old walking with a cane, it's hard to chase after an 8-year-old.

Each family had $500 to spend. Sunbeam Family Services facilitated the shopping spree.