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Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree
Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree

ATLANTA -- Forty kids from the Odyssey Villas apartments in Vine City get a chance to go on a shopping spree this week with some of their football heroes.

The Shop with a Jock program pairs Atlanta Falcons players, including tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receiver Julio Jones, with disadvantaged children for a Christmas shopping trip to Walmart.

The Walmart on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Suwanee has agreed to host the Shop with a Jock kids at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Participating children are selected through Odyssey Villas' Action Ministries Atlanta program.

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The kids will be treated to dinner, drinks, dessert and a Walmart gift card. They will each be paired up with a Falcons personal shopper to spend their gift card money on themselves and their friends and family members.

Learn more about the programs sponsored by Action Ministries Atlanta at actionministries.net.