NCTC volleyball team donates to local charities

by Darin Allred | Nov 26, 2014 <p> </p>

North Central Texas College volleyball players were out in the community recently spreading some early holiday cheer.

The players presented $300 checks to Meals on Wheels, VISTO, Noah's Ark Animal Shelter and the Community Outreach committee at NCTC that buys gifts for the Littlest Angel program.

The donation money came from gate admissions at NCTC volleyball games this fall.

For the past several years, the NCTC athletic department has donated gate admissions from volleyball, baseball and softball games to local non-profit organizations.

"This is something we decided to do a few years back within the department and we are glad to be able to give something back to the community," NCTC athletic director Van Hedrick said. "I'm sure these organizations can use this money, especially at this time of the year with the holidays coming up. I know these organizations do a lot for our community."

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NCTC volleyball players Shawnta Knox (left) and Sam Flippen (right) presented a check to the VISTO food bank on Tuesday. The volleyball team donated all the proceeds from their home-game gate admissions to local charities.

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NCTC volleyball players Morgan Reese (left) and Emerald Rosenbusch (right) presented a donation check on Tuesday to Tory Cockerham at Noah's Ark Animal Shelter in Gainesville. All gate admissions from Lady Lion volleyball games this Fall were donated to local charities.

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NCTC volleyball players Sam Flippen (right) and Shawnta Knox (second from right) stopped by Meals on Wheels in Gainesville Tuesday to make a donation to the organization on behalf of their team. Also pictured are Meals on Wheels volunteers.

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Yvonne Sandman (bottom row, middle) accepted a donation check Tuesday from NCTC volleyball players Emerald Rosenbusch (bottom row, left) and Madison Williamson (bottom row, right). Also pictured are other members of NCTC Community Outreach Committee who will use the funds to purchase gifts for the Littlest Angel Program.