Larry Fitzgerald poses with a friend during his "Merry Fitzgerald Christmas" Tuesday night.
With Christmas upcoming, a pair of Cardinals made sure the holiday season would be even better for those in need.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hosted his first "Merry Fitzgerald Christmas" Tuesday night, for 200 underprivileged children from the Phoenix-area, while quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda presented their annual "Homes for the Holidays" surprise to a local single mother Tuesday. Fitzgerald's event included dinner, photos with Fitzgerald, wrapped presents and
"Because these kids endure so much every day," Fitzgerald said, "I want to give them the opportunity to truly believe in the magic of Christmas."
It wasn't Fitzgerald's only charity event of the week. As an ambassador of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Fitzgerald hosted 75 pairs of "littles" and "bigs" Monday night at the Eddie's House restaurant. During dinner, Fitzgerald talked to each of the pairs and took pictures while the kids received Nike duffel bags filled with sports equipment along with tickets for Sunday's game against Seattle. The night was co-sponsored by Ashley Furniture and chef Eddie Matney.
It is the 18th family rewarded by First Things First since the program began in 2002 and the fifth in the Phoenix area.
Contact Darren Urban at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted 12/24/08.