Brooklyn Nets Take Kids Affected By Sandy On Shopping Spree
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The Brooklyn Nets helped local children affected by Sandy Monday by taking them on a once in a lifetime holiday shopping spree.
Seventy-five lucky kids were greeted by the players at Cookie's Department Store in Brooklyn.
Each of them received a $250 American Express gift card to use on any toys in the store.
Team members signed autographs and even offered some toy recommendations.
Cookie's owner says he hopes the event will give these children some holiday cheer.
"We're trying to do as much as we can to make sure these kids have a great Christmas this year," store owner Cookie Falsek said.
"That's what this holiday's all about," Nets Forward Andray Blatche said. "It's all about giving back and just celebrating and having a good time."
"They're one of my favorite basketball teams, they really are," one child said. "It really made me happy to see they were doing this."
It's not the first time the Nets have given back to their new hometown.
The team also visited a local children's hospital in October.