Saints, Pelicans owner Gayle Benson covers Christmas bill for lucky WalMart shoppers

Chris Miller
December 04, 2018 - 5:16 pm

Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports

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About 400 people who had items on layaway at the WalMart on Tchoupitoulas Street got an unexpected holiday gift today: their items have been paid for in full, courtesy of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson.

Benson gave nearly $100,000 to pay off the items that were on layaway at the Tchoupitoulas St. WalMart in New Orleans' Lower Garden District. 

"This was a gift from Mrs. Benson for the holidays," said a team spokesman.

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