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Giving During the Holiday Season

Giving During the Holiday Season

Story & Video By Don Munson • Pictures By Brian Hennessy // Athletic Communications

The Clemson football team, in conjunction with Head Coach Dabo Swinney’s All In Foundation and the Call Mister Program, held its annual bowl-week community service project Friday afternoon.

As the team had done the past three years, it gave a tour of the football facilities to area elementary-school-aged children, and then provided each student with a new pair of shoes when the tour reached the indoor facility.

“This is the type of community outreach that I really enjoy seeing our players take an active part in,” said Swinney. “This is a day for our players, and it is really awesome for me to watch our players give back.

“There is nothing better during the holiday season than giving to others and giving of yourself.”

Before the children received their shoes, seven Tiger players spoke to the group in the indoor facility, giving advice and sharing their positive life experiences from their days as a youth to their time at Clemson.

In all, the team handed out 192 pairs of new tennis shoes. Each child had already submitted to the All In Foundation the size of shoe they wear.