Providence Athletes Take Part in NCCAA Food Drive
Freemen Men's and Women's Soccer and Women's Volleyball Squads Collect for Food Bank
Providence soccer and volleyball athletes took part in the annual regional playoff food drive this past weekend at their respective regional tournaments.
The food drive is a NCCAA Christian Service Project (CSP) and takes place annually at regional tournaments for each sport in the NCCAA body. During last year’s food drive the NCCAA was able to gather 7,500 lbs of food through involvement with all of its respective regions and sports. This year they hope to surpass that as they have set a new goal of 8,000 lbs. Providence athletic teams took advantage of this opportunity to serve as they all brought bags full of non-perishable goods to their regional tournaments in support of the project.
NCCAA Director of Community Relations Kelly Wood is excited about the amount of support that the Providence Freemen, and all NCCAA athletes, have given toward this CSP, and feels that it is a great way for Christian students to reach out to their communities.
“The NCCAA Christian Service Projects (CSPs) were created years ago as a way for NCCAA student-athletes, coaches, staff, and teams to give back to local communities nationwide,” Mr. Wood said, giving background to this year’s food drive. “We place a special emphasis on these projects during our national and regional championships as a reminder that serving the Lord through serving others is more important at the end of the day than winning a title. We want our student-athletes to learn that long after their college career is over, giving an hour or two of their time to others can make eternal impacts on lives wherever we find ourselves in life.”
“It has been a real blessing to watch our membership come together and help countless families who we may never meet.”
Further information on this NCCAA Christian Service Project, as well as other CSP’s can be found at the NCCAA website by following these links:
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