FSU basketball players go on Christmas shopping spree with elementary schoolers

By: Erika Fernandez | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- On Wednesday, five Florida State basketball players gave up some of their time during the season to help kids in the community.

Each armed with a little over $200, the players were paired with kids to go around and get Christmas gifts of their own.

Four kids from Oak Ridge Elementary school were paired with the players as part of the team's community service efforts.

The team adopted Oak Ridge for the year, and they stop by once a month to hang out with kids and act as a role model for the students.

"For me, just making a change in someone else's life, just to give that kid a smile, it'll always be remembered," said guard CJ Walker. "I feel like that's what I want to do, just give the impression to him that I can always be there for him and make a change in his life."

After the shopping spree, the players volunteered at the Kearney Center to continue their efforts of giving back during the holiday season.

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