Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Look out! @BrooklynNets & @CookiesKids on a mission to save Christmas for Kids affected by Sandy #CookiesKids #CBias

Charity event at #CookiesKids
Well, Hurricane Sandy's come and gone but what about the people left behind? Those who lost so much... Those that may not be having such a happy holiday season...
Kids affected by Hurricane Sandy about to go on a $250 Shopping spree at #CookiesKids with the Brooklyn Nets stars
I was happy to see so many rally for those they didn't know, including Brooklyn's own, Brooklyn Nets Foundation. Together with #CookiesKids and AMEX, they brought massive smiles onto the faces of 75 children affected by Sandy. Well, honestly, it looked like a lot more than 75. It was heartwarming to see the introduction with Cookie, the founder of Cookie's Kids, who genuinely wants to help spread the joy this holiday season.
Brooklyn Nets at #CookiesKids, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Cookie Falsek
The players seemed to fully enjoy the experience. They helped the kids shop around the store. It was interesting and slightly amusing to watch as these looming giants chatted with their little and big fans that looked up to them...in more than one way.
NBA Stars Brooklyn Nets rally for charity after Hurricane Sandy, Andray Blatche, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, Josh Childress, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Tornike Shengelia, Jerry Stackhouse, Tyshawn Taylor, Mirza Teletovic, Gerald Wallace, C.J. Watson, and Deron Williams
I, myself, felt at 5'6" felt tiny amongst these NBA stars that varied from 6'2" to 7'. Um, on a normal basis, I'm really not that short. Technically, I'm tall for an Asian. Some of them had to duck to avoid the hanging Christmas ornaments. Others were taller than the displays! I'd like to know what they were fed growing up. I think my future kids may need some of whatever they had.
Brooklyn Nets Players go shopping with children affected by Hurricane Sandy, Andray Blatche, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, Josh Childress, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Tornike Shengelia, Jerry Stackhouse, Tyshawn Taylor, Mirza Teletovic, Gerald Wallace, C.J. Watson, and Deron Williams
Nevertheless, I'm happy to say that all 15 Brooklyn Nets NBA stars (Andray Blatche, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, Josh Childress, Reggie Evans, Kris Humphries, Joe Johnson, Brook Lopez, Tornike Shengelia, Jerry Stackhouse, Tyshawn Taylor, Mirza Teletovic, Gerald Wallace, C.J. Watson, and Deron Williams) showed up, ready to go. It made many of us smile as we watched each player take 5-7 children around with them to go on a Cookie's Kids shopping spree!
NBA stars Brooklyn Nets sings Christmas Carols and shops with kids
Amex was kind enough to sponsor each child $250! The gasps of shock and excitement from pure hearted children made my day. These kids now have something to smile about, new cherished memories and a Christmas to look forward to. Check out the video coverage from NY1.
Brooklyn Knight and Kris Humphries shopping with the kids at #CookiesKids
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11 comments:

Anne Younger said...[Reply]

I love seeing others give back during tough times.
Thank you for sharing!

Jenna Wood said...[Reply]

What an exciting event the children will never forget, and so great of the team to be giving back.

Ellen said...[Reply]

Wow looks like a great time! Wish we had one near us!

Susie B. Homemaker said...[Reply]

That's amazing that the whole team showed up and wonderful that the kids are able to have something for Christmas.

Lena B said...[Reply]

I love Cookie's kids. I wish I lived closer, cause this event looks like lots of fun

Melissa Pezza said...[Reply]

How fun! I am so glad to see them rally to do this. Cookie's kids is a truly fantastic store!

Sarah said...[Reply]

What an amazing project, I love this! I was just in town and didn't know about Cookie's kids, I am going to have to check it out next time I am in the area!

Mama Luvs Books said...[Reply]

AWESOME post! Cool to see where my kids' clothes come from!! =)

KathleenKL said...[Reply]

excellent post--great pictures--its so good when sports figures give back--they don't realzie the awesome impact they have on children that follow their careers--so exciting for them.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...[Reply]

What a great opportunity for those kids!!

Dawn

Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com said...[Reply]

This event looks amazing, I'm so glad you were able to attend and share it.

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