Giving Thanks: Aggies take action

Holiday Helpers: Aggie lady basketball players  volunteer at Cleveland Elementary, serving students turkey, dressing, green beans and potatoes.

Holiday Helpers: Aggie lady basketball players volunteer at Cleveland Elementary, serving students turkey, dressing, green beans and potatoes.

Kali Robinson

Sports Editor

The CU women’s basketball team gave their thanks from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Cleveland Elementary. Aggie athletes volunteered to help serve a Thanksgiving meal to Cleveland  students and faculty before the Holiday break.

Head coach Tom Webb, who accompanied the students, said it was worth the end result.

“I think just seeing college students giving back is a good thing,” Webb said.

“I think it’s great for us too, to see youth in an environment where they are learning and growing.”

Assistant coach Justin Cellum and Graduate Assistant Jessica Priest also accompanied the team to the event.

Both new and returning Aggies took their turns scooping out potatoes, passing out rolls and talking to kids as they filed into the auditorium to eat.

Sporting their Bleed Black and Gold CU shirts, the ladies manned their kitchen stations and directed the holiday celebration.

They also talked basketball with a few members of the Cleveland Elementary basketball team.

Noelle Kindred, gaurd for the Aggie team, said she enjoyed her time volunteering during her first year at CU.

“I like it,” Kindred said.

“It’s a lot of fun.”

Christine Thomas, Cafeteria Manager and Cameron Student, worked with the lady Aggies to get the Thanksgiving meal started.

“Oh my God. They were a Godsend today,” Thomas said.

“ I’m exhausted, but they saved me some pain later on.”

Coach Webb the importance of community involvement.

“If we can be any help at all in their next endeavors as far as college, it would be great,” Webb said.

“We’re really here to give back and I think our ladies understand that. They do a good job.”

The lady Aggies will return to the Aggie Gym at 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 25 to play their last game before the holiday against Hillsdale Free Will.

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