Super Baskets of Hope benefits children at hospitals

Pro and former-pro football players and coaches from all over the country are here in the valley for Super Bowl week. Many are taking time to give back to our community.

It's an endless display with a special purpose.

"Super Basket of Hope items come from all over the country. Volunteers put them together and send them out to all 32 NFL cities and deliver them to children's hospitals," said Tony Dungy.

"The community has been great to us and our family and our kids have been very fortunate. We've played football here for a long time and anything we can do, we feel is our responsibility to do it," said Mike Leach.

Arizona Cardinals long-snapper Mike Leach and his wife are deeply connected to a case that helps children all over the country.

This group called Super Baskets of Hope has partnered with Vineyard Church and FedEx to ship 4,000 baskets to children at hospitals across the country.

"When you go to deliver at a hospital on Super Bowl week and the kids are there and say thank you, that someone cares about us, and especially the younger kids. It just touches you, it does more for you than it does for the kids," said Dungy.

"We do feel like it is a responsibility with what we've been given in life and the fact that Mike has been able to play in the NFL for a long time. We take it seriously and try to help out the community as best we can," said Julie Leach.

The baskets are filled with games, crafts, toys, and books. Parents get totes with inspirational materials and books as well.

Players like Julie's husband and Tony Dungy have been instrumental in making the effort a success.
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