The Baker student-athletes went shopping at the local Walmart on Sunday evening with the donated money and purchased meaningful gifts to provide to a family that otherwise might have had nothing to put under the Christmas tree come Christmas Day.
“I am very proud of the generosity and effort that the Baker student-athletes and staff put into this cause,” said head men’s basketball coach Brett Ballard. “The men’s basketball team was able to adopt one family through donations from our players and coaches. We also received support from other Baker student-athletes and staff members, which allowed us to adopt a second family. It’s very satisfying knowing that you have student athletes that really care and want to provide for some people that need a little help this Christmas. I think it’s a testament to the type of kids that we have here at Baker.”
The student-athletes will finish up finals on Friday afternoon before heading home for the holiday break.