Ole Miss Student-Athletes Spread Holiday Cheer

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss student-athletes and staff took part in the Adopt-A-Basket Program.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ole Miss student-athletes and staff took part in the Adopt-A-Basket Program.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 22, 2013

TWITTER: @Rebel_Ready

OXFORD, Miss. –Ole Miss student-athletes, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, recently participated in an athletic department wide “Adopt-A-Basket” service event.

This year was the second year in which Ole Miss student-athletes and athletic department staff engaged the greater Oxford community and its families in need by creating a Thanksgiving basket.

The campaign took place from Tuesday, November 12th until Monday, November 18th. Student-athletes participated by purchasing select items and then placing the items in a designated container located at each athletic facility. Once the goods were gathered the containers were collected and delivered to the Jackson Activity Center where student-athletes and athletic department staff put together baskets to be delivered to those in need in the greater Oxford community.

Track and Field student-athlete and current Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President, Ben Lapane thought that the service project showed the commitment of the Ole Miss student-athletes to the community.

“This project is yet another way for us to show Rebel Nation our commitment to neighboring families as we strive to be champions in all categories,” said Lapane.

The Ole Miss athletic department staff got involved as well with Centerplate donating 150 boxes to the initiative while athletic department employees helped in putting together the baskets.

Rebel Ready is the hub for a wide range of Ole Miss Athletics sponsored programs designed to meet the needs of student-athletes and their families. It is divided into six areas: Student-Athlete Assistance Services, Career Development, Continuing Education, Community Outreach, Financial Education and Career Transition.

Visit Rebel Ready for more information on Ole Miss’ Rebel Ready program.

07/15/2014 - Rebel Ready

Shackelford Nominated for Allstate AFCA...

For the second straight year, Ole Miss' Deterrian Shackelford (Decatur, Alabama) has been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, which is one of the most coveted and prestigious off-... Read More [+]

07/10/2014 - Rebel Ready

Bramlett Selected To NCAA SAAC

Ole Miss baseball player Brady Bramlett was selected to represent the Southeastern Conference as a member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Bramlett's appointment... Read More [+]

07/09/2014 - Rebel Ready

Track Volunteers with Horizons Summer...

The Ole Miss head track coach Brian O'Neal and assistant coach Greg Stringer opened up the Manning Center for the participants in Ole Miss' Horizons Summer Learning program on Wednesday (July 9).... Read More [+]

06/27/2014 - Rebel Ready

Rebels Volunteer with Horizons Summer...

The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the Tuohy Center and put the participants in Ole Miss' Horizons Summer Learning Program through some drills on Friday (June 27) morning. Read More [+]

06/16/2014 - Rebel Ready

Nall Begins Year-Long Internship With NCAA

Mary Ashton Nall grew up around intercollegiate athletics, specifically college football. Her father, Hugh, played football at Georgia and coached at Ole Miss and Auburn. From competing in the NCAA... Read More [+]

05/19/2014 - Rebel Ready

Nall, Nichols Make SEC Community Service Team

Ole Miss seniors Mary Ashton Nall and Alex Nichols were named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Community Service Teams for women's and men's track and field, respectively. Read More [+]

05/06/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Athletics Assists With Tornado...

Ole Miss Athletics delivered a 35-foot trailer stacked full of donations on Monday to help storm victims around Mississippi. Read More [+]

05/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss Gathering Aid For Mississippi...

Through the Rebel Relief Project, Ole Miss fans and area residents will have the opportunity to donate household and clothing items for tornado victims across Mississippi at various locations in... Read More [+]

04/15/2014 - Rebel Ready

Ole Miss SAAC Hosting Shoe Drive

The Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is partnering with Purshoeing Joy to collect used shoes for children in Guatemala. SAAC members will be collecting shoes at Friday's (April... Read More [+]

04/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

Special Olympics Tennis Event Held At Ole ...

Ole Miss hosted the Special Olympics tennis event at the Gillom Sports Center Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the North Mississippi Regional Center. Read More [+]

Facebook
Twitter
Blog