Tim Lloyd of Oswego, N.Y., will be helping other SUNY Cortland student-athletes and staff box up and hand deliver turkeys with all the fixings to 15-20 needy families in Cortland County on Sunday, Nov. 22. Lloyd is a men’s ice hockey team member and senior sport management major at the College.
The 25 men’s and women’s varsity teams, 32 club sport teams, 63 intramural teams and the respective staff members will each donate one dollar, a total of approximately $800, to purchase the Thanksgiving dinners.
The athletes will begin boxing the meals at noon that day in the College’s Park Center lobby and deliver the gift baskets to each family’s front door.
“Our student athletes know how fortunate they are to have enough to meet all their needs this holiday season and are grateful to have an opportunity to contribute to the Cortland community,” said Lloyd.
Kim Hill, director of the Cortland County chapter of the food pantry, Loaves and Fishes, assisted with identifying the local families who need Thanksgiving dinners.
The State University of New York Athletic Conference has designated November as its Community Service Month and requests that each school member pick its own project. The SUNY Cortland Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring the event.
For more information, contact Mike Discenza, SUNY Cortland athletics coordinator for student services and women’s head golf coach, at (607) 753-4923.