Colts players, Penske racers shop with underprivileged children at Southport Meijer

Shop with a Hero program in 2nd year

INDIANAPOLIS - Kids who might not otherwise have much under their Christmas trees got a chance to shop with some Indianapolis sports stars Tuesday night.

The second annual Shop with a Hero event teamed up 40 underprivileged children with Colts players and Penske drivers for a trip down around the Southport Meijer.

"I'm going to let them get what they want and have a good time," said Colts wide receiver Lavon Brazill.

"I think I have pretty good taste, you know, so hopefully I get a good group of kids and we go in the toy section and I can help them pick out something pretty awesome for this Christmas," said Colts long snapper Matt Overton.

While there were plenty of toys, video games and bikes to buy, the kids weren't just thinking about themselves.

"I'm looking for gifts for my parents for parents," one girl said.

Meijer donated tens of thousands of dollars in gift cards for the kids' shopping sprees.

"To see those kids smiling, it makes me smile, big time," said Penske driver Helio Castroneves. "It makes my heart smile."

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