DETROIT (WWJ) – After that tough loss, in a lot of snow, some Detroit Lions players are giving back to some local kids.

WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher reports that several Lions’ players held a pizza party and gave out gift cards to about 100 children, who might not have a Christmas otherwise.

“It’s a blast, these kids are fantastic,” said Lions’ quarterback Matt Stafford. “Year in and year out it’s always a great event, we have a blast doing it and it gives a chance to interact with some of the kids in the community.”


Twelve-year old Anaya is a big fan of the Detroit Lions and she got to meet Stafford:

“It means a lot to me, it wouldn’t be a regular Christmas without them,” she said.

Many of the kids are used their gift cards to buy gifts for others which Stafford said was just great to see.

Meanwhile, just across town, WWJ’s Pat Sweeting had a chance to check in on some other Detroit Lions at the Central United Methodist Church – where they spent time helping serve food and meeting volunteers who donate time to feed the homeless.

Joique Bell, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, Theo Riddick, Steven Miller, Nate Burleson and Bill Bentley were among the Lions who took time on Monday to meet some of the folks who help make the community kitchen run.


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