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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — ‘Tis the season for helping others, and the UNCW men’s basketball team did just that today. The team helped distribute gifts collected for Toys for Tots.

Hundreds of needy families pushed carts through a warehouse packed with toys, picking out gifts to put under the tree Christmas day.

Not only did the players help others. They also got a little christmas cheer of their own.

“It was fun to see their faces and see how happy they were to get the gifts and to help out and have everybody around the community have a merry Christmas,” UNCW guard Freddie Jackson said.

The families received not only toys, but the entire Christmas experience, including treat-filled stockings, clothes and money for Christmas dinners.

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