WASHINGTON - Members of the Gallaudet University men's basketball team took time out of their busy practice schedules this past week to lend a helping hand in the community.
On Nov. 23, several Bison basketball players and head coach Kevin Kovacs volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank. The Bison dropped off food items that they had been collecting during their food drive for the past week and a half and also helped members of the Capital Area Food Bank separate and sort donated food for 2 hours.
The Capital Area Food Bank serves the Washington metro area by working to solve hunger, chronic under-nutrition, heart disease, and obesity. Today, the Capital Area Food Bank provides an estimated 540,000 individuals access to good and healthy food.
"We want to help prepare our student athletes to be life long contributors to their community and this one way to do it," said Kovacs. "We have so many things that we are grateful for and sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are. Giving back to those in need reminds of that."
The men's basketball team wishes to host a food drive and provide pro-bono services with the Capital Area Food Bank annually. In total they earned 24 volunteer hours.
Men's basketball student-athlete volunteers
- Cody Crace
- Andy Cruz
- Jamal Garner
- Shawn Harrington
- Connor Henze
- Jawaun Jackson
- Derek Keels
- Joshua McGriff
- Devonte Ramsey
- Matthew Sherman
- Dalton Taylor
- Noah Valencia