Fresh off a big win in the 92nd Turkey Day Classic, the Hornets football team took time out to give back to the community by providing Thanksgiving dinners to 20 area families.
The Alabama State University football program provided dinners to 20 families in Montgomery on Tuesday, November 24th.
The entire team contributed in the purchase of turkeys, hams and all the trimmings for selected families this Thanksgiving season.
Head Coach Brian Jenkins, just days after winning his first homecoming game in the 92nd Turkey Day Classic, and Associate Head Coach Donald Hill-Eley, personally delivered turkeys around the Montgomery area.
“The number one thing we want to do is give on Thanksgiving and show that we’re active in the community,” Jenkins said. “We believe in helping people in our program. (Coach Hill-Eley) put the project together. We asked our players to donate the funds, and they did. We were able to go out and purchase 20 good meals for Thanksgiving for 20 good families. We traveled around the community and gave the boxes out to selected families that were in need. I think we should always give in any way that we can.”
The football program has been active in the community throughout the 2015 calendar, regularly assisting with projects and making visits to E.D. Nixon Elementary, the adopted school of ASU’s football team.
Source: Alabama State University