Alvin Kamara comes to Chattanooga bearing gifts

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara is bringing his camp and generosity to the Scenic City Saturday.

The former Vols star and current New Orleans Saint hosted about 200 kids for some off-season practice.

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Then, he chose 20 of the hardest workers from that camp and treated them to a shopping spree at Academy Sports.

Each kid had $100 to spend to get them ready for football season. Some got shoes, others smaller equipment. One even got a nerf gun.

And AK said he definitely would’ve taken advantage of a shopping spree when he was younger.

“Man, I would’ve went wild. I would’ve been that bad little kid that got over the limit, trying to get everything. But it’s cool. Just getting some of the guys that worked hard today at camp, some things they want,” Kamara said.

AK has two other camps on his schedule this summer. Up next, Rocky Top itself.

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls Peachtree City, Georgia, home, where she graduated from Trinity Christian School and spent her free time driving her purple golf cart. She then headed to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend Georgia College and State University. A proud Bobcat, Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mass Communication and represented her December 2016 class as one of three valedictorians. Angela comes to the Scenic City from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she worked at the NBC affiliate, WMBF News. Before the big move, she worked as Georgia College's Sports Information Assistant, which let her get paid to be the Bobcats' biggest fan. It all started in Savannah, Georgia, though, where she interned for SAV's number one station, WTOC. When she's not working, you can find Angela watching the New York Giants, Rangers or basically any other game that's on. She also loves traveling, hiking and exploring new places, all with her camera in hand. If you have any story ideas, big or small, feel free to reach out to her on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at amoryan@wdef.com."