Aces shop with students at Academy Sports

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The University of Evansville men’s basketball team is making sure some local children have a Merry Christmas.

The Aces went on a shopping spree with Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation students at Academy Sports on the east side. The kids were given gift cards from Academy Sports.

This is the second year the UE basketball program has held the event

“We had a ball last year,” said Coach Walter McCarty. “And that just we need to do this again. And they had a tough practice earlier today, but they all came out here with a smile on their face to make it fun for these kids, and that’s what’s it’s all about.”

McCarty says these type of events teaches his players the value and importance to volunteer.

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(This story was originally published on December 18, 2019)

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