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Boogie Claus gives underprivileged family the Christmas of a lifetime

Last week, Sacramento Kings superstar and former Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins gave a local family in Sacramento the experience of a lifetime.

Mari Hill and her son, Marion, were flown out to New York City, where Cousins took them on a tour of all of the biggest landmarks in the Big Apple, a trip to the NBA Store for a shopping spree, and the Kings game against the New York Knicks that night.

The family chosen was found through the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, as the Hill’s have had a life of overcoming adversities. Mari overcame a serious drug addiction several years back, an issue that left her jobless and in a rough position to raise her son, Marion. They found the Boys and Girls Club, where Cousins regularly visits to help as much as he can, and the opportunity blossomed from there.

The Hill’s were joined by several underprivileged children in NYC, a gesture that was obviously appreciated by all parties involved.

Check out just a few quotes from the Sacramento big man in this NBA.com article:

“Any little gesture, any little way I can help, I’m all for it,” the Kings superstar said following the shopping spree. “Making somebody else’s life easier, why wouldn’t I do it?

“I’m just glad I can help put a smile on somebody’s face,” Cousins added.

Cousins has an intense schedule of charity events coming up in Sacramento, including one where he plans on giving away over 4,000 bikes to local children for the holidays.

Santa Cuz just being Santa Cuz.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Boogie Claus gives underprivileged family the Christmas of a lifetime



  1. RexRox
    10:36 pm December 4, 2016 Permalink

    And some still insist on calling him a thug!???



  2. ClutchCargo
    11:15 pm December 4, 2016 Permalink

    Dude has a huge heart. Just needs to work on the impulse control stuff. Proud to call him a UK alumnus.



  3. runningunnin.454
    6:12 am December 5, 2016 Permalink

    Santa Cuz….love it.
    DeMarcus is a special kind of person.



  4. Not Dan Issel
    6:27 am December 5, 2016 Permalink

    Continues to be my favorite player of the Calipari era at UK.



  5. scwhite9
    6:53 am December 5, 2016 Permalink

    From the moment he broke ranks and joined the women for a short while at the Women’s Clinic, I knew he was going to be a big hearted young man. This is what makes me most proud.



  6. onegp
    12:08 pm December 5, 2016 Permalink

    If he put those “Santa Cuz” shirts up for sale, he’d make enough money to support another family or two. Great guy!! Doing good work.