High Point, NC-- College athletes know to win you have to want that victory, play hard and you have to play from the heart.
Well, athletes at High Point University (HPU) use that same motivation to help the community, especially the sharing from the heart part.
Tuesday, for a second time the HPU Lacrosse team members and other students is helping children across the Triad have something for Christmas. The team donated 375 stuffed stockings as part of the WFMY News 2 and Salvation Army 'Stuff A Stocking" campaign.
In 2011, they stuffed 200 stockings. Students took time over the past three weeks to fill the stockings with toys and necessities for children up to age 12. The 375 stockings were delivered to the Salvation Army of High Point.
The men's lacrosse team spearheaded the initiative on the HPU campus and filled 40 stockings while other groups, such as the Student Government Association, made large contributions as well. SGA members filled 130 stockings alone.
Also, the entire athletic department got into the charitable spirit of the holiday season this December by spearheading the HPU Holiday Food Drive, which was also for the Salvation Army.
According to a news release from the university, HPU athletic teams and staff combined to collect 2,815 items that totaled 3,009 pounds.
WFMY News 2/HPU