NC State Gymnastics Gives Back to the Community
Jan. 7, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – The NC State gymnastics team recently took time out of its busy preseason schedule last week to give back to the community. The squad had the opportunity to cook and serve a meal at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.
“I think the team just really likes to give back, because we realize how fortunate we are to have gymnastics in our lives and go to college,” said senior Stephanie Ouellette. “We want to help people who are suffering and are fighting a battle as much as we can.”
Harris Teeter generously partnered with the Wolfpack to help provide food for the meal. The squad teamed together to buy groceries and cooked a meal consisting of pasta, meatballs, salad and Texas toast.
This year marks the second consecutive season the Pack has cooked a meal for the Ronald McDonald House, as the team cooked brunch a season ago.
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham is part of Ronald McDonald House Charities, a national non-profit organization that helps provide a place to stay for families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment. The organization, which was created in 1974, can now be found in 58 countries and regions across the globe.
State will open its 2014 season on Sunday, Jan. 12 at UNC inside Carmichael Arena, beginning at 2 p.m.