Nov. 24, 2008
RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech's men's basketball team spent Sunday afternoon giving back by distributing Thanksgiving dinners to people of need in the Ruston community.
"You just want to make sure your players understand how important this is," head coach Kerry Rupp said. "We are all so fortunate, but there are so many people around us who are not. We have to reach back out and do the right things. It's important for our players to see how much they can make a difference in people's lives."
The players loaded boxes into cars and helped in any way they could during their time there. Ruston and Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau president Kyle Edmiston expressed his gratitude for the team and coaches for coming and helping out Sunday.
"We're so thankful that the team took the time to come help today," Edmiston said. "Our community is blessed to have a program with a coaching staff and players like the Bulldogs; on a day they could have been home resting, they decided to come out and make a difference. We're very grateful."
Tech leaves Monday, Nov. 24, for the 2008 Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage, Alaska. They will play Seattle Thursday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m.