Athletes Getting Into The Holiday Spirit

DENTON, Texas (11/21/12) -  North Texas athletes are getting into the spirit of the holiday season by giving back to the Denton community. The athletes donated over 700 pounds of food to the Denton Community Food Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Led by members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the athletes have been collecting non-perishable foods since the beginning of November.  Drop-off locations were set up by the North Texas SAAC members so athletes could donate food to those in need.

"The student athletes at North Texas really came together to help out the Denton community," says student-athlete affairs coordinator Michele Lowry.  "The athletes and the athletic department understand the importance of family and community and with the amount of support that we have from Denton, we felt this was a great opportunity to give back and show how much we appreciate their dedication to our institution."

The student athletes are also participating in the Salvation's Army Kettle Drive again this season and will be ringing bells throughout Denton over the next few weeks.



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