Nov. 21, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State University men’s basketball team will serve Thanksgiving Day meals to area residents as it participates in the Helping’s From the Heart holiday meal program at Western Sizzlin Restaurant on North Monroe St. Thursday. The team will serve meals to those who are alone or in need on the holiday.
Head coach Steve Robinson and the Seminoles will be on hand to spread holiday cheer from Noon until 2 p.m.
“We are a part of the Tallahassee community and we want the people of Tallahassee to be a part of our basketball program,” said head coach Steve Robinson. “Because they do such a great job of supporting us, we want to give back to them and support the community.”
Nearly 2,200 people were served last year at the event and organizers expect to serve more then 2,500 dinners this year. The Helping’s From the Heart dinner began four years ago when four local businessmen got together and decided it was important that the community share a meal.
The dinner is open to anyone, not just those in need.
“It makes me feel good to be able to serve meals to area residents on Thanksgiving Day,” said senior forward Antwuan Dixon. “Participating in an event like this gives us a chance to give back to the community that gives so much to us as a basketball team. Whenever we get a chance to do something good and kind, it touches my heart.”