On Wednesday, former wide receiver for the Super Bowl XXXI Champion Green Bay Packers Eric Matthews donated toys and clothing to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Cops For Kids program.
Matthews, who is the founder and CEO of E-Matt Athletics, got in contact with Hiram Police Chief Gary Yandura to find out how he could help local underprivileged children this Christmas. Yandura contacted Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge to get Matthews in contact with the Cops For Kids staff at the Sheriff’s Office. By the time the toys and clothing reached the Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Tracy Parker (Cops For Kids) had already found needy children to take the items.
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The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office began the Cops For Kids program in 1998 with the hopes of assisting 25 underprivileged children in Paulding County.
“We have been so fortunate to receive donations from citizens, businesses, and organizations from all over the metro area. This year we are going to help approximately 380 underprivileged children have a nice Christmas,” Gulledge said in a news release Wednesday. “Eric Matthews and the E-Matt Athletics foundation are a class act and we certainly appreciate their generous donation.”
This years Cops For Kids event will be held Saturday at 7 a.m. and will take place at the Dallas Walmart on Marietta Highway.
For more information about E-Matt Athletics, call 404-552-8838 or visit ematttathletics.com.
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