Story courtesy of The Tuscaloosa News
The Nick's Kids Fund, the foundation established by University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, to help children in need, held a giveaway at Academy Sports & Outdoors on Skyland Boulevard on Friday to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of West Alabama.
"Nick's Kids has teamed up with Academy (Sports and) Outdoors to give away up to 50 bicycles and jackets or coats to children of Big Brothers and Big Sisters," Terry Saban said.
"It was heartwarming to see these children running in and finding just the right bicycle," she said. "We selected bicycles because we're hoping to get the kids outside and get some fresh air and good exercise. Of course, that's why we're providing jackets as well."
Terry Saban said the cost of the gifts were split between Academy and the Nick's Kids Fund. Nick Saban was unavailable to attend the event, his wife said.
"The other half of Nick's Kids is recruiting right now, so I'll join him later to help with our official visit at the university," she said.
At its most recent public event in August, foundation officials announced they had raised more than $450,000 at the Nick's Kids Luncheon at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium.
At that time, the fund's donation total over the Sabans' four years at the Capstone had reached $1.5 million, distributed to nearly 150 different charities and nonprofit organizations.
Today, Terry Saban will host children from Brewer's Porch at the Bama Theatre at 2 p.m. for the Tuscaloosa Community Dancer's Presentation of "The Nutcracker" ballet.
Nick's Kids Foundation