Getting Ready to Bowl: Community Service
Dec. 24, 2011
Charlotte, N.C. - Saturday morning head coach Tom O'Brien and members of the football team traveled over to Levine Children's Hospital and visited with a few children on Christmas Eve. Also on Saturday, the spouses of the NC State coaching staff went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and prepared meals for the homeless.
Along with O'Brien, the Pack brought Rob Crisp, Camden Wentz, Zach Powell, Ryan Cheek, Sterling Lucas, Mike Glennon, Calvin Forbes, Art Norman, Garrett Leatham, and Mikel Overgaard to visits patients before Saturday's practice.
"It means a lot to all of us to be involved in the community," said O'Brien. "We actually had so many guys volunteer to go, but we could only bring a few. It gives our players an appreciation for what they have as football players at NC State."
"It is always a great experience for us to get out and be involved in community service," said Lucas. "We have the platform as football players to get out there and give some joy to those that might not be as well off as we are. I always enjoy the interaction, and the ability to bring some smiles to those kids faces makes you feel good."