Roundy foundation sponsors Bear Hugs for Spencer shopping event for children
The Utah Jazz bear rides on top of a fire engine last Saturday. The mascot visited the BDAC on Dec. 22 to support the Spencer Roundy Foundation's Bear Hugs for Spencer charity. The event allowed more than 70 children from the Carbon County area who have disabilities or are underprivileged to participate in a pizza party, pose for pictures with the Jazz bear and shop with a chaperone. The foundation gave each child $100 to purchase Christmas gifts. Loaded into four school buses , the youth were escorted by police cars and the fire truck with the Jazz bear leading the way to a shopping extravaganza. The children enjoyed the opportunity to shop for families and to visit with the Jazz bear, who lit each youngster's face up with smiles.