INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The wife of Indiana Pacers forward David West is helping make this year's prom special for hundreds of girls.
Lesley West, David West's wife, is working with the Pacers Foundation and Kroger to give dresses to more than 300 junior and senior high school girls.
Girls from five Indianapolis Public Schools received dresses and bags from Saks Fifth Avenue.
"Prom was a very special memory from my high school years," Lesley West said. "I don't feel that far removed from them, but it is a very big time in a girl's life and the expense is what is the problem for some people today. So if I have been blessed to be able to provide what I can provide to alleviate that expense, it makes it that much more touching for me. For someone to not be able to go to prom because of the cost of the dress, it just didn't sit right with me."
This is the first time West has hosted the Prom Dress Drive and Giveaway in Indianapolis, but she started the program 10 years ago. More than 100 dresses were donated and West says she purchased many of the other dresses herself.
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