Immediate Release –Sports
Sinclair Basketball teams Shares on Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017
Dayton, Ohio – Before heading home for a short holiday break, members of the Sinclair Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams spent part of Thanksgiving Day volunteering at the Dayton Convention Center.
This annual event, the Feast of Giving is considered one of the largest Thanksgiving Day events in the nation and servers an estimated 8,000-9,000 people each year. It takes over 500 volunteers and countless organizations making donations of all kinds to keep this event completely free to the public. Spearheading this effort is Dr. Steve Levitt and Lori Parsons of Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio.
Even though the season is underway and both teams are gearing up for conference play, taking time to give back has been a staple of the Sinclair Athletics 3 C’s (Classroom, Community Service and Competition).
This was the 6th year for the Men’s Basketball team and the 2nd for the Women’s team. Under Coach Price, the Men’s team has volunteered at the Dayton Boys and Girls Club for over 6 years and now for the last 6 years at the Feast of Giving. It has become an annual part of the Men’s Basketball program and now the Women’s program as well. A great experience for all the student-athletes and joining both teams this year, Sinclair HR Director Janet Jones.
A long but rewarding day that starts at 10am and concludes around 2pm that includes four hours walking around the Convention Center on concrete serving the needs of the less fortunate. Sometimes even taking a few minutes to have a holiday conversation with someone eating all alone can make a difference. It’s a day of many experiences.