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Shaquille O'Neal helps Las Vegas valley students at 'Shaq-to-School'

Posted: 12:25 AM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-09 00:35:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is helping Las Vegas valley students get the school supplies they need before classes start on Monday.

At a Shaq-to-School event in downtown Las Vegas today, Shaq gave out school supplies to kids in need.

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He tells 13 Action News that he is very fortunate and wants to spread the love.

"Some people call it giving back, I call it doing what my mother and father taught me to do. They always told me to help others in need," he said.

Kids from the Communities in Schools program received the supplies at the event at the Zappos Campus.

Tomorrow, the Southern Nevada Health District is hosting an Environmental Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parents and caregivers can make sure their children are immunized and ready for the first day of school.

There will also be interactive exhibits such as a working model of a milking cow, how to pack a safe lunch, the big 8 food allergens, information about trash and recycling, and mosquito fish and equipment.

The Southern Nevada Health District on 280 S. Decatur Boulevard.