Dec. 25, 2008
On Tuesday, December 16, student-athletes from the Clemson track and field teams provided a Christmas dinner for two families in the community. After dinner, the athletes surprised the children with presents. The members of the team donated their own money for the presents, collecting over $600, and then went shopping to purchase gifts for the kids.
“This really helps us, as a team, to put into prospective what the holidays are really all about,” said Mike Feathers, a senior decathlete. “I think we took as much joy from knowing that we are able to make a difference in others’ lives as the kids got at receiving the Christmas presents.”
Following dinner, the members of the track and field teams took the families to the Clemson men’s basketball game against North Florida. The Christmas dinner has been an annual tradition for the men’s track and field team, and this year the women’s team participated in the event for the first time.
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