Christmas is coming early for nearly 800 elementary schoolchildren in the Atlanta area as Shaquille O'Neal
– aka Shaq–A–Claus – visits McDonough Academy and Fairview Elementary School
on Monday, December 11.
This marks the 15th year that Shaq–A–Claus has delivered holiday gifts and cheer to underprivileged children around the country. O’Neal’s longtime girlfriend, lifestyle blogger and author Laticia Rolle, will play the role of Mrs. Claus.
“Nothing is more rewarding than making a child’s Christmas a little brighter when their families may not have the means,” said O’Neal. “And doing so in the community we call home is extra special. Thank you to my business partners for helping to make this happen.”
This year, Shaq-a-Claus will check the following items off of holiday wish lists of schoolchildren:
• Plush dolls, stuffed animals, games, play sets and toy trucks from Jakks Cares;
• Flying figures and radio control cars