San Diego, CA, August 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The La’Roi Glover Foundation will host it’s 2nd Annual Back to School Shopping Spree for 50 deserving students on Thursday, August 27th from 11:30am to 3:00pm at the Target store located at 1288 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108.
This annual event gives LaRoi a chance to give back to the community that supported him through his childhood. “I remember growing up, we didn’t come from any money or anything like that,” Glover said. “Whatever my mother had, she was willing to share it with not only family members, but other folks who were less fortunate than we were. So I think that’s sort of what started it.”
The 50 lucky students from area Boys and Girls Club locations will be served lunch as they hear a few words from their hometown hero. As a father of three, LaRoi knows the importance of getting the school year off to a good start. He often stresses to youth groups that their key to success is staying focused in school and rejecting negative influences.
Immediately following lunch, each of the excited shoppers will be paired with a volunteer as they dash through the Target store shopping for the hottest looks for school. At the conclusion of the shopping spree each student will receive a backpack filled with school supplies to ensure they start the school year well prepared.
The La'Roi Glover Foundation Back to School Shopping Spree is sponsored in part by Target, Geico, JanSport, CelebriTees and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.
About La’Roi Glover: A six-time Pro-Bowler, is well known for his community involvement. In addition to providing college scholarships for San Diego students, Glover is an official spokesperson for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri as well as being a Big Brother. In 2007 he was named the Rams’ Walter Payton Man of the Year for his on-field and off-field accomplishments. He recently retired after 13 successful seasons with the National Football League.
About the La’Roi Glover Foundation: Glover and his wife, Spring, established The La’Roi Glover Foundation in August 1999. LGF benefits children in states where La’Roi has lived and played football. The foundation provides annual scholarships, works with community organizations, and assists deserving youth in reaching their educational goals.
For more information, please visit LaRoiGlover.com