Former Shocker VanVleet donates 160 coats to hometown kids

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Former Wichita State guard and Rockford, Ill., native Fred VanVleet is never a surprise off the court. VanVleet has teamed up with Burlington Coat Factory to provide kids in his hometown with winter coats.

VanVleet will donate 160 coats and as a part of an annual coat drive with the Washington Park Community Center, Burlington plans to match his donation.

This is not the first time VanVleet has given back to his hometown. In addition to his basketball summer camp for kids, VanVleet has given away bookbags for school and purchased food for unsuspecting lunch-goers.

The community coat drive runs through Jan. 1.