OXFORD, Miss. – One day after defeating Tennessee Tech 3-0 on the volleyball court at the Xavier Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Ole Miss volleyball team found time to give back to the city and help those in need.
“It humbles me to see what I have in my life and the amount of second chances I have had,” senior outside hitter Whitney Craven said. “I am blessed to have a team willing to reach out to people who are trying to make better of themselves, and I can’t express enough how thankful I am that I have had an opportunity to play as a collegiate athlete. All you can do is encourage and drive people to continue their journey to be successful.”
The Rebels served breakfast from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at City Gospel in downtown Cincinnati. The organization is home to a drug and alcohol recovery program.
For breakfast, the team served the people who live there, but also some people from the surrounding area. The team also had time to talk with everyone and learn their stories, including one person who played college basketball and is trying to recover from alcohol and get his life back.
Jay, the head of the kitchen, told the girls, ‘You are one bad decision away from being in a place like this and needing assistance to get through the day.’ The experience was a touching one for the Rebels.
“I learned to never take things for granted, and that just one bad decision could lead to someone’s demise,” junior outside hitter Kara Morgan said. “Not everyone has the same opportunity that I have and I know I just need to thank God every day for things I have and how lucky I truly am.”
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