(Plantation, FL) Former Miami Dolphins Offensive Linemen Vernon Carey and wife LaTavia Carey treated 30 deserving children to a mall-shopping spree at Westfield Broward Mall. Joining the children in shopping were retired NFL players Bryant McKinnie, Adewale Ogunleye, Arturo Freeman, Nate Garner, Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, Miami Heat Dancers, Florida Panthers ROAR Corps, Hooters Calendar Girls, actor Greg Cipes (Beast Boy in Teen Titans) and local businesses including Royal Pig Pub.
The children selected by the Vernon Carey Foundation are from organizations in Broward and Miami Dade County including Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department, Curley’s House Food Bank, Neighbors 4 Neighbors Adopt a Family, Broward County Public Schools, Miami Beach Police Athletic League and The Heart Gallery of Broward. Each child was paired with a celebrity shopper.
The Vernon Carey Foundation sponsored the 6thAnnual Shopping Spree. Children received $300 in Gift Cards from the Vernon Carey Foundation to spend at the stores in the Mall. Westfield Broward donated an additional $25 per child.
The Vernon Carey Foundation creates programs and provides support to encourage the improvement of our youth. These programs are designed to enhance educational and recreational development and economic opportunities within the community.