Iowa Wolves Surprise 8 Kids With Shopping Spree, VIP Tickets

The basketball team organized the surprise in the Christmas spirit.

For the other 364 days of the year, the Iowa Wolves play basketball, but this Christmas, they’re playing Santa Claus for three Des Moines families.

Eight kids were gifted $500 shopping sprees to Scheels Sporting Goods, VIP tickets to a Wolves basketball game, Hy-Vee gift cards and various other Christmas presents, thanks to the NBA stars who teamed up with Re/Max for the special day.

“To put a smile on these kids' faces, it means a lot,” said Wolves forward Hakim Warrick.

Warrick and his teammates even took the kids shopping themselves to make the day even more magical.

“I just know how magical of a time this was,” Warrick said. “Knowing I was believing in Christmas and Santa Claus and all that. It was a fun time of the year."