Boston Celtics

Shaquille O'Neil

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Shaq - Facts:

In 1992 Shaquille O'Neil became a rookie and the NBA has never been the same.
4 Championships later, his impact has extended beyond the court.

Here are some facts about Shaq you may not have known.

  • When any of Shaqs 6 children receive a new toy, they have to donate 5 of their toys to a neady child.

  • Shaq-A-Claus – started during his rookie season in 1992-93.  Inspired by children in a homeless shelter who would not be getting any toys that Christmas.  He parterened with a toy company to donate $30,000 worth of toys.

  • Has teamed up with Toys For Tots which expanded program and collected nearly 200,00 toys.
  • Shaqsgiving:  working with local food banks to offer meals during the Thanksgiving season.
  • Works with many other Charitable organzations, including: (but not limited to) Boys and Girls Clubs, Make a Wish Foundation, GreenMyParents, Make A Difference Day.
  • Follow Shaw on Twiter @the_real_shaq

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