AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former Texas Longhorn Michael Griffin went on a shopping spree Tuesday afternoon for 20 local Pop Warner football players and cheerleaders.
The 10-year NFL veteran and Austin Bowie High School product gave back to his own community at the south Austin Academy Sports + Outdoors surprising the kids with $200 gift cards.
The student athletes from Hill Country Pop Warner received the gift cards to shop for back-to-school products such as backpacks, apparel, footwear, sports equipment and more.
Both Griffin and Academy said their hope is to help Austin-area students get ready for the upcoming school year.
Hill Country Pop Warner is a local program providing youth football, cheer and dance programs to Central Texas children.