Holiday Party Thrown For Needy
By Janine Zúñiga
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
December 10, 2006
Wearing a tiny orange work smock with his name on it over jeans and a T-shirt, 6-year-old Albert Castro conferred quietly with Santa after waiting in a long line yesterday at Qualcomm Stadium.
“I told him I wanted a pack of cards,” said Albert, who enjoys playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading-card game. “And Star Wars games, too.”
Albert’s mother, Karen Castro; 7-year-old sister, Irene; and 4-year-old brother, Artie, were invited to a holiday party hosted annually by the philanthropic Nice Guys organization.
The Castro children, each holding a stocking filled with candy and toys, a memento of their visit with Santa Claus, then headed off toward a carnival-type swing ride and another long line. Read More→