Colts and IndyCar drivers play shoppers for kids

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IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves along with Colts running back Boom Herron shop with kids at Meijer in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS – In many ways they are doing the same thing that everyone’s doing about this time a year.

While pushing a shopping cart around a superstore these adults are checking their list, confirming their budget with a calendar and then choosing the appropriate clothes or toys.

That’s how it was for a group at the Meijer on Southport Road in Indianapolis on Wednesday night. With a number of children by their side they weaved in and out of aisles trying to find the right items while making sure the price.

But the reason these members of the Indianapolis Colts and the Verizon IndyCar Series were doing so was quite different that the typical shopper.

Members of the NFL squad along with Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Will Power took some time to shop with children from Big Brother, Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

Each player or driver went around the store with one or a few kids and helped them pick out items from toys to clothes to movies. Each child had a $200 spending limit with the opportunity to select an item for up to $20 for the Toys for Tots program.

To watch the players and drivers shop with the children, click on the video above.