The Albany State University’s men’s basketball team recently participated in an annual food drive hosted by the Center of Refuge Church in Albany.
Led by Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representatives and basketball athletes Stephen Francis, a sophomore guard from Cairo, and Oscar Morris, a junior guard from Kingsland, the basketball players assisted the church in packaging and distributing food to needy people in the Albany community. They also helped vendors by distributing information concerning good health habits at the program at Tift Park.
“It was a great feeling helping out the community and knowing that the ASU men’s basketball program could provide a helping hand where it was needed,” said Derek Jones, a junior forward from Macon.
Sophomore forward James Watkins said the experience of community involvement is rewarding.
“It was very helpful to the community,” the Sparta, Ga., native said. “It was fulfilling to help the less fortunate.”
The men’s team plans more community service projects in the future, Jones said