Owens Men's Basketball Program Gives Back

Owens Men's Basketball Program Gives Back

By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director

Toledo, OH -- While many in Northwest Ohio were huddled inside trying to stay warm on Monday, the Owens Men's Basketball program braved the snow and arctic air to give back to the Toledo community. 

The entire men's basketball program volunteered for a few hours at the Seagate Foodbank of Northwest Ohio. The team spent time packing boxes of food with donated items that will then be distributed to people in need. 

The Seagate Foobank of Northwest Ohio distributes food to over 400 pantries and programs that serve individuals. They also have a program that deliver over 5,600 senior food supplements each month and they provide food support to over 1,100 Veterans' families. The Seagte Foodbank is 100% local and is committed to eradicating hunger. 

Owens head men's basketball coach Bruce Johnson had this to say about the experience.

"This was a positive experience for our student athletes and a tremendous opportunity for them to learn about civic responsibility. I was proud of their commitment and enthusiasm! It may be a cliche, but I definitely think it's important for them to realize that there are people who are less fortunate then they are and how blessed they are. Lastly, with us being a community college and having the word community in our title, I think we have to act on that and serve our community."

Below are some more photos from the day's work.