Jan. 3, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State gymnastics spent the holiday break finding opportunities to help those in need, adopting a family through the Me Fine Foundation and participating in the Raleigh Rescue Mission's Tubs of Love program.
The Me Fine Foundation supports families with children being treated at Duke and UNC's children's hospitals. The assistance ranges from providing gifts for the children to alleviating the burden of the parents' travel expenses, bills, and daily expenses for those who have lost their jobs due to time spent caring for their child.
Wolfpack gymnastics helped by purchasing Christmas gifts for the family of a child who had recently undergone a kidney transplant.
In addition, the team and campers at the Wolfpack Gymnastics Holiday Camp pitched in with the Raleigh Rescue Mission's Tubs of Love drive, collecting items for the Children's Snack Attack which assists children at the mission.
"The girls did a tremendous job in offering their time," said NC State head coach Mark Stevenson. "I couldn't be more proud of their selflessness and the enthusiasm they showed in all of our community outreach efforts."
NC State opens its season Friday, January 6 with a 7 p.m. meet hosting Florida at Reynolds Coliseum.