SC High Schools top athletes give back to community

90 top high school football players from around the state got some practice for this Saturday's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All Star game by running around inside of Target in Myrtle Beach to help Horry County kids in need shop for Christmas gifts.

This is the sixth year for the Christmas shopping extravaganza which is organized by the South Carolina High School Coaches Association.

45 children were given $100 to spend.

"If they didn't have this shopping trip today chances are there would be no Christmas," said Mark Quinn, director of public relations for Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.

Meosha McLeod, 12, bought gifts for herself, along with her family members so they can have gifts waiting for them under the tree on Christmas.

Eric Boggs, a linebacker from Belton-Honea Path High School, was one of the North South athletes helping out and says it's something he will never forget.

"Been following John here, seeing what he needs to help him get through everyday; helping him buy some stuff. It really is a privilege for me to get to help somebody like this," said Boggs.

The North South game will be at noon on Saturday in the Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

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