Sunday, December 6, 2009

Off the Field and Sam's Club Team Up Nationwide!

I am so excited - this Thursday NFL wives across the country will be partnering with Sam's Club and the Salvation Army to make sure several deserving families nationwide will be able to enjoy a wonderful and holiday Christmas season. Why is this event so much fun? We literally are set loose in Sam's Club with someone else's money to shop for these wonderful families! Who doesn't like to shop on someone else's dime? What's awesome is we can provide these families with everything from toys to coats to bedspreads and comforters. This is my third year in a row participating in this event and I can't wait! Not to mention the fact that it's always fun to get together with other NFL wives!

The following info is from the press release issued about the event. No doubt I'll have an update and pictures to post after the shopping trip Thursday!

Football Legends’ Wives Shop Sam’s Club® with a Purpose
Salvation Army Families in Need to Receive $100,000 in Food and Gifts

What: Sam’s Club is teaming up with the Off the Field Players’ Wives Association and The Salvation Army to brighten the holidays for families throughout the country. For the third year in a row, Sam’s Club will bring holiday cheer to 10 pre-selected families in 10 cities participating in Salvation Army Community programs. During the shopping spree event, volunteers from Off the Field will hit the aisles of Sam’s Club to fill baskets with clothes, household products and toys to brighten the season for the local families. Each family will also receive a $200 gift card for a holiday meal and other food.

The Salvation Army will identify approximately 10 families in the Dallas area to receive holiday gifts. Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Phoenix will also host Dream Drive events on December 10.

Kimberly Alexander, wife of Retired Raiders’ player Elijah Alexander, is one of the participants in the event.

In addition to shopping for gifts, ladies from the Off the Field will ring bells and help with the traditional Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, as well as assist in wrapping gifts.

Where: Sam’s Club
1701 West State Highway 114
Grapevine, Texas 76051

When: Wednesday, December 10
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Who: Sam’s Club is the ninth largest retailer in the U.S. and offers exceptional values on merchandise serving more than 47 million Members. Saving is made simple with Sam’s Club and on average its members save 30.4 percent on items for home or business over grocery and specialty retailers. Visit for more information.

Off the Field strives to use a network of influential women to enrich the lives of others. The organization is dedicated to raising funds and creating awareness for local and national charitable organizations that strengthen families.

The Salvation Army is a human services organization operating in 115 countries and helping more than 30 million people each year in the United States alone.

Interview: Media are invited to meet with members of Off the Field, a Salvation Army representative or a Sam’s Club representative to discuss Dream Drive, a unique partnership and charitable program. Please contact Matt Motley to arrange an in-studio or on-location interview.

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