Blue Santa Shopping Spree


Uploaded by kxan on 12.12.2012

Transcript:
FUN NATS- "IT WAS PRETTY COOL
YEA THEY DID A GREAT JOB."
"YOU GUYS READY TO GO?"
GO?"
AN AUSTIN-BASED
COMPANY HAS COME UP WITH A
UNIQUE WAY TO GIVE BACK.
BACK. TODAY, WHALESHARK
MEDIA CHALLENGED TWO AUSTIN
POLICE OFFICERS TO A THREE
MINUTE SHOPPING SPREE AT A
SOUTH AUSTIN COSTCO.
THE ITEMS GATHERED
WERE ALL DONATED TO APD'S BLUE
SANTA PROGRAM. AS
KXANS OMAR LEWIS SHOWS US
THESE OFFICERS WERE READY TO
LAY DOWN THE LAW TO GET SOME
DONATIONS.
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FOR THESE TWO APD OFFICERS
15,000 DOLLARS IS ON THE LINE.
"O WE CAN SPEND IT." THE
CHALLENGE-- A SHOPPING SPREE.
BUT FIRST HERE'S THE RULES.
"YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES AND
YOU CAN (NATS) "HOLY MOLEY!"
"YOU GUYS READY TO GO?""SIRENS
RING"ALL THE ITEMS THEY GRAB
WILL BE DONATED TO APDS BLUE
SANTA PROGRAM. PROVIDING
CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO HELP NEEDY
KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY.
HUNDREDS WATCHED AND CHEERED
THEM ON.
ON.
"O IT WAS AMAZING I COULDNT
BELIEVE IT."
IT."
"THESE OFFICERS SAY THEIR
STRATEGY IS TO GRAB AS MANY
HIGH PRICED TICKET ITEMS AS
POSSIBLE EVERYTHING WILL THEN
GO THROUGH A SILENT AUCTION
AND ALL THE MONEY RAISED WILL
BENEFIT THE BLUE SANTA
PROGRAM. WHALE SHARK MEDIA IS
AN AUSTIN BASED COUPON
COMPANY. THEIR CEO COTTER
CUNNINGHAM CAME UP WITH THE
UNIQUE WAY TO GIVE BACK.
"WE BELIEVE VERY MUCH THAT WE
ARE A MEMBER OF THE AUSTIN
COMMUNITY. AUSTIN IS IMPORTANT
TO US WE WANTED TO GIVE BACK
AND HELP IF WE COULD, AND THIS
SEEMED LIKE A GREAT WAY TO DO
IT." THEY EVEN ALLOWED ONE OF
THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE.
--- AND JUST AS QUICK AS IT
STARTED THE RACE WAS OVER.
"DID YOU GET EVERYTHING THAT
YOU WANTED TO GET? WE GOT
MORE, MORE." NOW ITS THE
MOMENT OF TRUTH. THE BIG
QUESTION HOW MUCH DAMAGE DID
THEY ALL DO? THE WHALE SHARK
EMPLOYEE RANG IN AT OVER
17,000 DOLLARS. THE TWO
OFFICERS CAME IN AT JUST OVER
12,000.
"WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO GIVE
THE DIFFERENCE TO OPERATION
BLUE SANTA IN CASH MONEY."
MONEY THAT WILL CHANGE
HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN'S LIVES
THIS CHRISTMAS.
"ITS A GOOD CAUSE AND ILL
DEFINITELY DO IT AGAIN."OMAR
LEWIS KXAN NEWS.
AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
DONATE TO OPERATION BLUE SANTA
YOU STILL HAVE THREE DAYS TO
DO SO.
WE'VE POSTED A LINK WITH
INFORMATION UNDER THIS STORY
AT KXAN.COM
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