Shaquille O’Neal Transforming Into Shaq-A-Claus for Upcoming Holiday Party in Dedham

It’s true boys and girls.

Shaquille O’Neal will be teaming up with Buca di Beppo once again this holiday season when he festively transforms from Shaq to 'Shaq-A-Claus' at the Dedham location.

Shaq-A-Claus will host a holiday party bigger than his 7-foot-1-inch, 325 pound stature on Dec. 7. The party will consist of 75 boys and girls from the Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury. In an event sure to be jam-packed with laughs, children will get the opportunity to challenge Shaq – a Boys and Girls Club alumnus – to the King of Pop’s dance moves by playing the just-released Ubisoft video game Michael Jackson: The Experience.

O’Neal will be wearing a custom-made replica of Jackson’s legendary glove, which he will autograph and auction off on CharityBuzz.com as one of the handful of celebrities partaking in the Experience the Glove campaign. The other autographed glove on the website is Whoopi Goldberg’s.

With the help of JAKKS Cares, a division of the leading U.S. toymaker, JAKKS Pacific, Inc., Shaq-A-Claus will be handing out toys to the 75 children present at the holiday party.

Buca di Beppo will also serve their special guests a holiday feast in their tradition of family-style celebratory dining.

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