Cavs players play Santa to local children

CLEVELAND - It was hard to tell who was having more fun at a toy give away in Cleveland today, the givers or the receivers.

Cavaliers players Earl Clark and Carrick Felix were among players giving out toy drive items. Three area agencies, including the East End Neighborhood House on Woodhill Rd. in Cleveland where 80 children received gifts, were part of the drive.

“Words can't describe how much fun this is. I mean it's a great experience,” said Carrick Felix, a Cavs rookie.

One by one, children were called by name to receive gifts, many of which were part of a toy drive earlier this year.

The Cavs, Monsters and Walgreens sponsored the drive in which fans dropped toys and gifts into bins placed around The Q and at area Walgreens.

“I just remember when I was this little,” Felix added as he looked at the room of small children. “…and for us to come here, and us to have this opportunity to be here, I mean truly blessed.”

Teen Leadership Corp. and PLAYMG also helped out with this year’s drive, which gave out 700 toys and gifts Monday.

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