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Gavilan Football Players Suit Up to Volunteer

Gavilan College football players and coaches help load ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner at St. Joseph's Family Center.

On Monday, Gavilan football players suited up for some rough fun. However, they weren't playing football, they were volunteering at . 

The football players and coaches turned their attention away from football, and worked together to help the less fortunate in the community, wrote Gavilan College Spokeswoman Jan Bernstein Chargin in a prepared statement.

"As volunteers they spent a few hours loading the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner into the cars of those receiving food assistance from St. Joseph's," Bernstein Chargin wrote.

Ron Hannon, Gavilan College dean of kinesiology and athletics, said it was inspiring to see the football players work together to help others, despite everything that has recently happened.

Gavilan students and staff are mourning the recent death of freshman basketball player , who died Friday following a .

For more information about volunteering at St Joseph's Family Center, click here.

Ann Krueger Spivack November 23, 2011 at 04:26 PM
Thanks to the Gavilan football players; it's heartening to see them step forward and lend a hand where it's most needed.
Corinne Speckert November 27, 2011 at 08:43 PM
I agree. And it's nice that the entire team, including the coaches, were able to volunteer together as a group. I think it adds extra incentive to volunteer when you can get a large group together because then it becomes a shared experience. That's at least how I felt when volunteering at the Human Society with other Patch editors. It was cool because it gave us a chance to become better acquainted, and united us for a great cause! Next time we volunteer, you'll have to come with us Ann!

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