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Dodger star Yasiel Puig takes a busload of kids shopping in Burbank

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Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Sports Authority in the Empire Center in Burbank hosted a shopping spree for some kids from Boyle Heights June 14, 2014

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers — Sports Authority in the Empire Center in Burbank hosted a shopping spree for some kids from Boyle Heights June 14, 2014

The Sports Authority teamed up with Dodger star, Yasiel Puig, for a special event yesterday. It was a shopping spree to benefit the Lou Costello Recreation Center in Boyle Heights. Earlier this month, Puig took photos with fans to collect donations for the event.  The shopping spree fund was sweetened by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Wasserman Foundation. They matched the donations collected by Puig.  On Saturday, around 80 kids from the recreation center were bused to the Sports Authority to take part in the shopping spree.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Yasiel Puig helped a young boy get the right fit for his Dodger shirt at the Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers — Yasiel Puig helped a young boy get the right fit for a Dodger shirt at the Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Puig gave the kids a hand in picking out personal gifts such as shirts and caps, as well as baseball and softball equipment for the center. The youth baseball coaches from the center came along to help with the selection of gloves and bats, too.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Yasiel Puig gave advice on selecting a baseball glove to a group of kids from Boyle Heights on a shopping spree at Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers — Yasiel Puig gave advice on selecting a baseball glove to a group of kids from Boyle Heights on a shopping spree at Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Some of the female softball players from the recreation center participated in the shopping spree as well.

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers -- Yasiel Puig with some of the young softball players he helped pick out equipment at the Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Photo: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers — Yasiel Puig , young softball players and their supporters, took a photo with the sports equipment bought during a shopping spree at the Sports Authority in Burbank June 14, 2014

Also, the kids received gift bags and gift cards from Sports Authority, which is a Dodger sponsor.

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