ECU Women’s Hoops Gives Back for Thanksgiving

The Pirates donated more than 200 canned food items to provide nearly 250 meals for the holiday

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Tatiana Chapple helps carry a box of canned food to donate for Thanksgiving

Tatiana Chapple helps carry a box of canned food to donate for Thanksgiving

GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 21, 2012 The ECU women’s basketball team kicked off the holiday season in a big way. The Pirates donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to help provide meals to those in need on Thanksgiving.

“There are so many families in need during this time of year,” Head Coach Heather Macy stated. “Our team, along with those fans who graciously donated at last weekend’s home basketball games, are just trying to do our part to help as many people in need have a nice Thanksgiving.”

The Pirates collected 212 canned food items which added up to 290 pounds and will provide 244 meals to community members in the Greenville community as well as surrounding areas.

After ECU’s drop off Wednesday morning, the Pirates hit the court to prepare for their annual Thanksgiving Tournament which will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 25. East Carolina will welcome Norfolk State, Campbell, and Appalachian State to Minges Coliseum for the tournament. ECU and Norfolk State will get the tournament started with a 2 p.m. game on Saturday, followed by a Campbell-Appalachian State match-up at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, Appalachian State and Norfolk State will tip-off at 2 p.m., and East Carolina and Campbell will conclude the two-day event with a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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