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Super Bowl XXXI Champ gives toys to local Cops For Kids program

5:04 PM, Dec 19, 2012   |    comments
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DALLAS, Ga. -- Super Bowl XXXI champion and Former Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Eric Matthews brought toys to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.

Matthews is also the CEO of E-Matt Athletics. He got in touch with Hiram Police Chief Cary Yandura about helping underprivileged kids on Christmas.

Corporal Ashley Henson of the Paulding County Sheriff's Office said that Yandura put Matthews in contact with Gary Gulledge, who then connected him with the Sheriff's Office's Cops for Kids staff.

According to Henson, Lieutenant Tracy Parker immediately lined up kids to take the toys once he heard of Matthews' donation.

Cops for Kids was started in 1998, and helped 25 underprivileged children of Paulding County.

"We have been so fortunate to receive donations from citizens, businesses, and organizations from all over the metro area. This year we are going to help approximately 380 underprivileged children have a nice Christmas," Gulledge said. "Eric Matthews and the E-Matt Athletics foundation are a class act and we certainly appreciate their generous donation."

Cops For Kids will be held on Saturday, December 22 at the Wal-Mart on Marietta Highway, around 7:00 a.m.

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