Suns "All for Giving" Holiday Photos
December 12, 2012
Continuing the Suns’ “All for Giving” initiative, Suns’ alumni and front-office executives served lunch to the patrons of St. Vincent de Paul on Dec. 19.
Suns Ring of Honor member Alvan Adams distributed plates of food and a welcome smile to guests.
Suns broadcaster Eddie Johnson had the hot hand in the kitchen, much like he once did on the court for the Suns.
The Suns Gorilla may have been the most popular volunteer of the day.
TC poses for a photo with an excited guest.
After serving lunch, Mark West and the Suns' alumni took time to sign autographs and talk with fans.
Suns players and coaches paid a visit to St. Joseph’s Neuro Rehabilitation and Nursery Intensive Care units on Dec. 18, as part of the Suns' "All For Giving" outreach program.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry gives forward Michael Beasley a low-five, as the players are introduced to patients.
The Gorilla spent time hanging out and having fun with some parents and their babies in the Nursery Intensive Care.
The Suns signed autographs, delivered holiday gifts and posed for photos.
Gentry and forward Luis Scola wish a patient "happy holidays."
PJ Tucker, Wes Johnson and Luke Zeller make some new fans in the nursery.
Scola helps a patient take a shot in St. Joseph's Neuro Rehab unit.
Assistant coach Dan Majerle gives some shooting tips in the rehabilitation unit.
Scola sits and talks with a patient.
A lucky fan gets a kiss from the Suns' furry friend.
On Dec. 15, forward Markieff Morris and the Suns partnered with Arizona Holiday Decorators to brighten four homes of Helping Hands for Single Moms’ families.
Helping single mothers and their kids is a cause that is close to Morris' heart.
"Kicks" and "Sweet P" of the Suns Solar Squad were on hand to help decorate the outside of the homes.
The Suns also donated a Christmas tree to each family.
The Gorilla entertains the kids with some ornaments.
Morris gives his new friend a lift to top off the tree.
After the decorations were complete, Morris and his teammates posed for photos.
The kids enjoyed Keef so much, they didn't want him to leave.
Santa Keef and his helpers head to their next home with their bags full of Christmas cheer.
In all, Morris and the Suns visited four homes on Saturday.
The Gorilla poses for a photo with a young fan.
Suns guard Goran Dragic spent the evening of Dec. 13 with fans out at Zipps Sports Grill in Phoenix, courtesy of Coors Light.
The Suns Gorilla monkeys around with a fan.
The Suns Dancers and the Coors Light Girls were also on hand to interact with fans.
"Gogi" also posed with a number of fans for photos, as part of the Suns' "All For Giving" outreach.
Dragic meets one of the Suns' newest and littlest fans.
A proud Phoenix fan shows off his Suns license plate.
Former Suns center and current executive Mark West helped some of the shoppers.
Former Suns center Alvan Adams seems as interested in the merchandise as the kids.
Former Suns player and current broadcaster Eddie Johnson gives some advise.
The Phoenix Suns launched their “All for Giving” holiday campaign when the team partnered with Sport Chalet at Tempe Marketplace to host “Shop with a Jock” with Marcin Gortat on December 11.
The Gorilla helped by testing the potential purchases.
Gortat talked with the kids during their spree.
This unique event provided 30 children from the Boys and Girls Club, Guadalupe Branch with a $100 shopping spree.
Members of the Suns Dancers and Solar Squad helped the kids select gifts as well as shared their own holiday experiences.
The smart shopper always checks the labels.
Gortat checks a big bike while a shopper checks his own size.
Trying on a glove that looks like it might fit.
This big kid tries to get in on the spree.
Pizza for all at the end of the day supplied by Street of New York.