Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

On Wednesday, millionaires Michael Vick, left, and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton partnered with Nike and Lenox Square Mall to host Vick’s annual holiday shoe giveaway for Christmas. Vick and Big Boi blessed dozens of underprivileged children from the Big Kids foundation (Big Boi’s charity).

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

Mike and Big Boi gave away dozens of Nike sneakers and Mike signed NFL merchandise for the children.

Mike Vick & Big Boi Sneaker Giveaway at Lenox Square

 

Rapper Li'l Yachty at Lenox Square Mall

Rapper Li’l Yachty stopped by to greet the children and to support Vick and Big Boi’s charities.

Vick and his wife Kijafa Vick have 2 daughters, London and Jada, and she gave birth to their son, Michael Vick, Jr., in November.

Mike also has an older son, Mitez Vick, from a previous relationship.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I like this… I do question.. why can’t our kids be given things, such as books, and other educational material? One of my college professors, once said “wanna hide something from a black person, put it in a book”
    Not trying to be a Debbie downer… just an observation.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Good work Mr. Patton & Mr. Mexico ??

  • Tennessean

    Why are “underprivileged” children at Lenox MALL? How did they get there? So the poor kids will remember the ONE time big boi and Mike gave out shoes. Oh what a memory.

  • Soda

    Because it’s Christmas, and no kid wants just books for a gift. Maybe they gave away free “school stuff” in September.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    These children look so happy! Thanks for making this happen for them Vick and Big Boi! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • AQUEEN

    lol!!! Mr. Mexico…shady

  • Soda

    What did you give and how many times?

  • Ryan

    Poor people are allowed at malls. And they probably got there via Marta since the the train stops there. Dang y’all, it’s CHRISTMAS!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they’re at Lenox Mall because that’s where the event was held, LOL!

  • justlooking
  • justlooking

    New Shoes and fresh do will make you feel good. Hopefully we can get your do did before Monday. MAUH

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I mean, kids DO need shoes don’t they???? wtf!

  • my view

    defiantly a debbie downer

  • justlooking

    Evil takes NO time off.

  • Noirluv45

    You got that right! It’s a full time 24/365.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    at Lenox… really.. FOH.. do a giveaway at West End.. South Dekalb….or Greenbriar…. they just doing that for SHOW at Lenox…

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?????
    Not me. Him!
    At least my alias I use isn’t crazy ??

  • Darkandlovely617?

    My coworker just said this yesterday
    I fully agree

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    Nothing screams Christmas charity like parading poor children thru a mall that they couldn’t afford a cup of water at….

  • You Could Never

    God bless them!!!!!!!

    Goes to read what is already here bc I know its ignant af

  • Renee26

    Well the kids are in the organization so it’s not like it was a give away for the Lenox mall shoppers

  • MsPam

    You’re not a Debbie Downer, I work with kids, they have the latest shoes and clothes but aren’t reading at their grade level. They can wear Nike but can’t get a job there!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree, and if they get some free sneakers, that’s money their parent wont have to spend on sneakers for them. So that frees up money in the household for other things for the kids. Lets just trying to look at the positive side of these things.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Were you trying to spell, “definitely”?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’m proud of Michael Vick bouncing back, paying off millions of dollars in debt, and still having millions in his pocket left over. That’s a true comeback. God bless him.

  • justlooking
  • Renee26

    I went to Lenox mall back in the late 90’s and it was nothing spectacular. It was like our malls here in Indy….has something changed or are all the other malls in ATL triflin?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Kids don’t always know what’s good for them. 20 years from now those shoes will be nada, not even an after thought. Education and knowledge last a lifetime. Que será será

  • Nikki O

    Proves your point lol!!!

  • Tennessean

    Oh, I was thinking if they are “underprivilege” surely they don’t live in buckhead or surrounding areas. I was looking at the convenience factor.

  • You Could Never

    Did you even bother to see if they did a back to school giveaway?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Very cool. Feel good story

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Big Boi is getting big. Nice to see people in the community helping out. I hate to look at Little Titanic. The way he does his face, grabs those raggedy ann braids, it just irks the living shit outta me. I’ll be back when I get my coffee.

  • You Could Never

    Why cant they get a job at Nike?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Omg. Lol. I love that gif

  • You Could Never

    No you weren’t.

  • You Could Never

    Not for everyone.

  • Nikki O

    And I am not gonna give a damn about a book if my feet wet cause my shoes got holes in them. And it is Christmas. My goodness. I gotta see kids get nice shoes all year round while I’m wearing either old shoes or off brand ones. I can’t enjoy a nice pair just once? On Christmas? CHRISTMAS???

  • Ryan

    I’ve heard that saying to about hiding information in books, but TBH that applies to any disadvantaged people. Unfortunately unless they’re raised and taught to they just don’t read. I don’t see Billy Bob in the trailer park reading “War and Peace.”

  • Tennessean

    They are! I just think if you are wanting to give to the poor take it to them. Marta is $5 a ride for each person. kids too.

  • freelancepimp .

    “WE DON’T WANT YOUR SHOES!!! WE WANT YOU TO LOSE ALL YOUR MONEY AND GET BACK INTO YOUR PLACE CAUSE OF WHAT YOU DID TO THOSE DOGS!!” Never mind me. I was just pretending to be white people for a moment. It felt sickening.

  • Tennessean

    At my job, I have donated a gift to toys for tots (unwrapped as requested). That is about it but I would love to do more! I donate to toys for tots every year as the Marine Corps picks up from job. I, you, can ALWAYS do more for our people.

  • freelancepimp .

    Then take your ass out there and give.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Though I try not to race bait.. I’m rooting for our little brown and black kids to succeed.. Billy Bob has an advantage, just off the strength of being white.

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  • You Could Never

    fdogkodkdolkdolgkdlgdlgdk laid out on my keyboard crine.

    Let me go find some food.

  • Tennessean

    Salvation Army gives to the community. I know because I volunteered a year ago. They do not ask folks to travel a distance. These guys got money to make it more convenient. Got these folks running to Lenox ONLY for the gifts. C’mon

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Good for them.

  • Tennessean

    all im saying…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The children were bused in by Big Boi’s Big Kids foundation.

  • Soda

    But why knock their donation by calling it ONE time?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Oh my GOD, go away. Let me be happy. Take your hateful thought somewhere below with the unhappy people.

  • Ryan

    My bad, since you said “if you want to hide something from a BLACK person” – nevermind. Anyway they may have some illusions of an advantage in some areas but literacy is not one of them, which isn’t good no matter what color you are.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh! I was finna say… ‘pimp’ done been hacked, LOL!

  • You Could Never

    He has held events for his foundation at that same mall for years now.

    Microsoft gave the 40 kids on this scavenger hunt laptops too. Im trying to find that write up and I am thinking its actually in SANDRA’S lost archives.

    http://www.blackenterprise.com/big-boi-non-profit-scholarship-giveaway-atlanta/

    http://allhiphop.com/2012/12/10/big-bois-non-profit-giving-away-scholarship-to-local-atlanta-student/

  • Ryan

    They already had the weekly passes, believe that. It’s necessary for survival living in Atlanta without a car.

  • You Could Never

    BLOOP

  • justlooking
  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I simply replied based on what Sandra posted, which happens to not include anything, but what was done for Christmas. Thanks

  • You Could Never

    Im saying its not a feel good story for everyone. THOSE folks below. I am happy for this deed. Happy holidays to you and your family RIF.

  • Tennessean

    wow, free weekly pass.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    So you didnt bother to research for yourself. Just went ahead and passed judgement that educational items are never given out by this foundation. Got it.

  • Listen2Me

    Well it says that they partnered with Lenox Mall; so maybe Lenox Mall retailers also donated to the cause.
    At any rate it’s a great gesture and I give them a thumbs up!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I am an educator, and damn passionate about it! I also tutor for free!! What else do you have to say?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. I wish people would just take it as a positive gesture and leave it at that.

  • justlooking

    I was like what the FUDGE…

    Remember that what time I did that, but i didn’t do the disclaimer and got banned.

    Please help me off the floor. PLEASE

  • You Could Never

    I will say thanks. For teaching children. Because that is a hard, sometimes thankless job.

    Still doesnt make you not a judgemental ass though.

  • justlooking

    HAWT TEARS

  • justlooking

    Your BYE wig had me on the floor, but that had me crying! MEAN CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    but if they’re “kids” aren’t they school-aged? which would suggest that they have access to books… I’m lost…. should they be making their way to school gleefully clutching any old book, but shoeless? what is the fugg’n logic here?????

  • You Could Never

    He did a back to school one. Gave out book bags too. But let these folks be and stay ignant girl. I cannot.

  • Listen2Me

    Damn! How can someone donating/giving gifts to the less fortunate become such a negative thing?
    Whatever the reason behind the give away; the kids benefited from it!
    STOP BEING SO MISERABLE!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (I’m so tied of rolling my eyes at these folk)
    *goes on break*

  • my view

    Y’all both sound stupid..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Thanks Sandra. I figured as much, but also figured that wasn’t really the point of your post, smh.

  • my view

    yeah your bitter ass aint there

  • my view

    People are so bitter and unhappy nobody is helping their nappy head kid they try and kick those that HAVE the money to help down

  • my view

    You got what i was saying Debbie

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    It’s “I,” not i

  • my view

    If you didn’t partner with the Lenox Mall or send YOUR bus to pick kids up and take them somewhere different then shut the hell up

  • You Could Never

    I’ve never seen anything like it.

    One has said she is a social worker previously. Another down there saying she an educator. She said it before on other posts. Elementary school children.

    I never knew folks in public service were so damn hateful and judgmental. All help is welcome. What happened to it takes a damn village? This post done fukked with my spirit.

  • my view

    It is just so sad and so annoying

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Observing and being judgmental, mean two different things. I guess that makes you judgmental, for judging my observation.

  • Dahl

    Me too. Love the Grinch!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Oh ok. You are off my naughty list. Hugs.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    exactly. its not like they gave away toy guns and gold teeth, smh

  • Dahl

    Why did I scroll down and read that argument? Any who, Michael V still got it. That is all…

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl! he had the caps locked and errthang, ROFL!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Listen2Me

    …for someone who does not have shoes; then yes it can be a memory that they will cherish.
    Happy Holidays!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem, hun.

  • MsPam

    Because some of ours kids aren’t reading at their grade level let alone have the ability to fill out a application.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Correct. Lenox Mall also donated sneakers and other goodies to the children.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Listen2Me

    As an educator; you also know that some kids are bullied for the clothing/shoes that they wear to school; so if an underprivileged child has a chance at getting a nice pair of shoes; then let that child be happy for the moment!
    Enjoy your day.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Yes, you are correct. However a lot of our kids are lead to think that brand name shoes and other material possessions are goal worthy. If this cycle was not in place, the very bullying you mentioned would not be as prominent. You have a great day as well. Thanks

  • HIS4EVA

    i like Vick. yes, i caught him doing his sports anchor thing. boy id like to vibe…

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    What is this, a class? Research? I clicked on a post, and commented on what I observed. Everyone has opinions, we do not have to agree, but a debate can take place without people, such as yourself labeling others. Good day to you. Thanks

  • freelancepimp .

    Yet you complain about how other people choose to give back. Your probably one of those people who like helping because it makes it easier to look down on others and feel superior.
    Did you become an educator because you loved to teach or was it just something you decided to do so you can wear it like a badge of honor and shit on others who are not? Yes, being an educator is a noble persuit but you don’t have to be a douche about it.

    Oh, and I misspelled pursuit and used your wrong on purpose just to get under your skin. HA HA. Merry Christmas!!!

  • You Could Never

    Cackles my ass off????

  • You Could Never

    Oh my, my, my…no the grammar police didn’t.

    However a lot of our kids are lead (should be led).

    Bye Felicia. You’ve BEEN the weakest link.

  • justlooking

    Oh my gawd, STOP it….

    Now you violent.

    LMAO

  • You Could Never

    Hell YOUR ass running up in through here correcting grammar. You tell ME if this is a class or not, you silly ass lady. Shit.

  • justlooking

    Got what? Herpes

  • justlooking

    Yes you damn have, it’s rampant up in here…Like a rabid squirrel.

    Girl let your spirit be free…(That kind of tickled me)

  • justlooking

    This WAS the funniest post EVER. It’s some sick folks out here in these streets.

  • shelly

    I just don’t understand why you give sneakers. Something that helps and benefits these kids is what needed

  • McKay

    Why do they always provide shoe giveaways to under privileged children?? I don’t get it!! How about a free educational program? Or Coding program. What can shoes help with?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Dahl

    ???? You’re not right!!!

  • Diva4lyfe

    hollering off of that one

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I can tell you are young, or maybe just ignorant, and/or old. You can disagree without cursing or insults. Shalom

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Did you mean you’re vs your? You guys are proving my point. Books vs Shoes. And btw, I love to help others, because that’s just who I am. It warms my heart. If you read my intial comment, you’d know that I like the idea of Vick and Big Boi giving back.. but like others you took the comment and turned it into negativity. Shalom

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • freelancepimp .

    I see what you did their.

  • justlooking

    Yeah, what else is new.????????????????????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it’s all jokes… as long as your not in you’re feelings

  • You Could Never

    How about a free educational program?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    college is an educational program.

    He does provide this. Its called scholarships.

  • You Could Never

    Your ass not the best speller either. Ms. Wordsmith. FOH. You getting on my last good ass nerve with that mess now. LET IT GO.

  • You Could Never

    You do know there are thousands of folks who are not on any grade level who work for Nike…you do know that right? The children who work in the sweatshops. You aren’t worried about lil Suk Dat Dyk who is working at Nike making 5 cents a day, but you are steadily worrying about these kids who are wearing the shoes. Yet that are sewed up by the hands of other children.

    I am going to need you to pick a struggle.

  • You Could Never

    Young. Old. Ignant. That’s what I am.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Free world, free speech.. you let it go. You seem to be upset.. do some yoga, exercise, or perhaps read a book, to calm your “ignant” mind. Shalom

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Please see my comments, below for this thread. I said the same thing, and some people took offense.

  • McKay

    As per this post it seems they are only providing FREE merchandise.

  • McKay

    Off to read your previous post. People, especially black Americans, value clothing over education.

  • McKay

    You have time explaining yourself to a bunch of ignorant fools who can’t see the bigger picture. Books vs Shoes. The other races send their children to school with non brand clothes I don’t see them getting bullied. Its the blacks that bully other blacks cause they ain’t wearing NIKE. How sad is that?

  • McKay

    Teach them….lolol

  • McKay

    ??

  • Vonn

    Lol. I missed all of the fun today.

  • Vonn

    LOL.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    If some black folks put as much effort, as they do with shoes and other materialistic crap vs education…we’d be neck to neck with our white counterparts. Before you try and come for me, I’m black, an educator, and a mother. Just today, some kid got killed for a pair of Jordan shoes. Tsk tsk

    So yes I’d much rather see a kid with a book in hand, vs rocking the latest pair of nikes.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Thanks for the correction. It’s never too late to learn, or to be critiqued. Shalom

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I don’t “come for” anyone on this blog. Yours was just one of several fonts that seemed bothered by the shoes, but most of us were not. No one said shoes were more important than books, but we did agree that children definitely need shoes as well as books. You’re personalizing this and using anecdotal evidence to challenge opinions that differ from yours. I appreciate your passion and your contribution, just as I appreciate these two Black Men giving back to their community. ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Boo! (That’s one word for it…?)
    ?

  • Solstice

    Little Titanic ???__________________

  • Vonn

    Hola Mami! I laughed my way through these comments.

  • Tennessean

    are you saying they where there without shoes on their feet? thanks, have a wonderful end of year celebration with family and friends!

  • Tennessean

    I sound stupid to you? Who cares? I totally agree with @Chile_Pleeze!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tennessean

    I am not knocking their efforts. I appreciate them helping. The method not so much. I say ONE time because will they be returning each year or it was just once in a lifetime for them. Mind you there are many children LESS fortunate. I am not a grinch! I love kids and helping. I commented on the blog and stated my opinion about how and why they would go to one of the expensive malls. After reading posts and links to the history I have been educated on this process.

  • Tennessean

    great.

  • Tennessean

    imo, it is high-end mall. basically across the street from Phipps plaza (another high-end mall). in a high-end neighborhood (buckhead).

  • KlankyKlank

    @SandraRose from @tsmadison, starts at 1:42:47.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6167&v=rzxp9417K9s

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I agree, great to see black men doing something positive. I believe a lot of those opposed to my initial comment would concur, with my sediments .. if they worked in the educational system..particularly in our neighborhoods.

  • MRiGOThim

    I love Vick minus his herpes :P

  • JanusMaximus

    Eff that lowlife! I will never see Michael Vick as a decent human being knowing that he facilitated animal torture and cruelty to the degree that he did; people that torture animals are sociopaths with no compassion that often escalate to torturing humans as well.

  • Ant Hill

    get out of here you sick fukk, you probably let your dog lay in the bed with you at night and grind on you. your dumb azz is more concerned about an animal than human life, sick fukker.

  • JanusMaximus

    Hahahaha, u reaching!!! His actions were indefensible and immoral, but u probably just blinded by his fame and money

  • Ant Hill

    his actions were immoral? it’s a dog that was bred specifically for fighting. I bet your dumb azz be at mcdonalds eating big macs, dummy a cow is higher on the food chain than a dog fyi.