A Pro Football Players Holiday Tradition

By Staff | December 11, 2017

For Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Christmas traditions are a bit different than most, writes The Huffington Post. As an NFL player, Gordon often finds himself far from his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin during the holiday season, so instead he's created a unique tradition aimed at giving back to children. In partnership with Rally®,Gordon held a “Holiday Bike Build” for 150 children and teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Carson, California. The day included a visit to the Chargers' dressing room and a yummy meal, but the biggest surprise was when the kids learned they'd be building their own Diamondback bikes to take home.

"The bike giveaway is the best Christmas tradition I have, because I don't get home," the Rally Health Ambassador told HuffPost. "Doing things like this makes up for it. At least I know I’m giving back in some type of way."

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