The Crows are hosting the 17th annual Holiday Helpers shopping event

Christmas came a few weeks early for a group of Baltimore kids. Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell and his organization, the CRC Foundation, hosted the 17th annual Holiday Helpers event on Monday night.

Sixty underserved youth from the Police Sports League (PAL) and the Bridges organization were pre-selected and bussed to Target in Owings Mills to each go on a $200 holiday trip.

The much-anticipated annual event was put on hold due to the pandemic, so this is the first in-store Holiday Helpers since 2019.

Campbell was joined by 28 teammates who acted as personal shoppers for the kids, including safety Chuck Clark, inside linebacker Roquan Smith and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley.

The evening started with a pizza party catered by Papa Johns and gingerbread men making cookies. Later, Calais surprisingly announced that each child would receive $200 for holiday shopping, which was funded entirely by the protective portion.

After the youngsters squealed with excitement and the shock wore off, they were both paired with Ravens players or The Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders to spend their $200 however they wished at the Target store.

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