Special Olympics athletes get Walmart shopping spree on Cortland Finnegan’s dime

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Over 100 Special Olympic athletes took over a Nashville Walmart Monday night for a shopping spree.

They got to shop– and former Titans player Cortland Finnegan paid the bill.

He’s given to the Special Olympics before, but he wanted to do something different this year.

“It’s just a more intimate capacity,” Finnegan told News 2. “To see kids smile and moms cry, just a chance to give back… it just means the world.”

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It also meant the world to the athletes. There were also patients with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society there.

News 2 caught up with Austin Stephenson from Lawrence County. He was there to get clothes and toys and told us how much he loved Special Olympics.

“It’s really, really fun,” he said. “You get to run; you get to do all kinds of stuff.”

News 2 also spoke with Devintes Jackson who was obsessed with Paw Patrol.

“I like Paw Patrol because it’s awesome,” he told News 2. “I also like Ninja Turtles because they’re awesome.”

So many children left happy and so did their parents.

On Tuesday, Finnegan will host his annual Christmas dinner for the Special Olympics. Children will be able to order whatever they want and Finnegan will foot the bill.

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