Archive for Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Athletes pitch in at soup kitchen

February 8, 2006

Kansas played Oklahoma in men's basketball and Pittsburgh and Seattle were set to battle it out in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

It was big day for athletics, but Tonganoxie High boys and girls basketball players and coaches took a break from the sports world to help the less fortunate.

Team members served a meal at St. Mary's Soup Kitchen on Nebraska Street in downtown Kansas City, Kan.

The players arrived in the morning and served food from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They also helped in preparing the meal and cleanup.

"We started that seven years ago, and we've been able to continue it," THS boys coach David Walker said. "I think the kids look forward to it for a number of reasons.

"When you can give back to people less fortunate than you, that's a plus. And maybe give them a chance to see how thankful they should be for the lives they have."

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