UFC Champion Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis helps Milwaukee kids gear up for school

MILWAUKEE -- You've seen him battle on television, but now we're seeing a much softer side of a hometown star. UFC Champion Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis was back in Milwaukee on Saturday, August 15th.

Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis helps kids get ready for school

Pettis was helping to get kids ready for the upcoming school year.

The 2015 Back to School Drive was held at Pettis' barber shop near 11th and Oklahoma.

Pettis was giving away school supplies and free haircuts to local elementary, middle school and high school kids.

"I grew up not too far from here man, so it's amazing that I'm in the position to do this and I think, you know, I've been wanting to do more stuff like this but now with my time, with a couple of things I have going on, it allows me to do this kind of stuff -- so I'm in the position where I can help people and give back," said Pettis.

Many of the items were actually donated by local businesses.

Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis helps kids get ready for school