Knoxville native and former NFL player Chad Pennington took youth from group homes and foster care on a shopping spree at Target in Turkey Creek.
Every year, Pennington's First and 10 Foundation sponsors the shopping trip for kids in the Child and Family Tennessee program. The children are given a $250 gift card.
Pennington says being with the kids brightens his holidays.
"To be able to see the smiles on these kids' faces and to be able to actually interact with them and let them know that you care about them means a lot to me," said Pennington.
After the shopping spree, the kids went to a holiday party at the Zuma Fun Center where they enjoyed pizza and games.