A large surprise was brought to children in D.C. by billionaire Patrick Carroll. On Wednesday, a few celebrity guests and renowned philanthropist and social media personality Ben Kickz, also known as the Sneaker Don, attended his cross-country tour at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
Truckloads of sneakers were donated to children in need. Furthermore, the children were ecstatic about it.
“D.C.’s crowd was likely the loudest we’ve ever seen. “This is our sixth event, and these children were by far the loudest we’ve ever heard,” Kickz exclaimed.
A DJ and Commanders player Josh Morgan, R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn, reality star Jon Gosselin, and Capitals mascot Slapshot, who kept the energy levelled, all made appearances at the event.
“While the Boys and Girls Club hosts numerous events, this one is truly unique in that it provides 600 children with brand new shoes,” said Mike MacDonald, the organization’s vice president of impact and innovation.
There were hundreds of pairs of Nikes distributed to the ecstatic crowd.
“You treat ’em just like your kids, you gotta give them the best,” commented Morgan.
DeVaughn stated that he was simply doing what he could to assist the community.
“Assuaging that burden. “Be it clothing, books, supplies, sneakers, or supplies,” DeVaughn stated.
Volunteering means more to Gosselin than simply extending a helping hand.
“It is the same thing to assist one another, volunteer, assist in local schools, and give back to churches… “I believe it is vital, and I believe we have lost touch with that; therefore, I believe we must reestablish that in order to survive as a nation as a whole,” he stated.
Carroll and Kickz have a one-million-dollar donation goal for children throughout the United States.
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