Christmas time brings unbridled joy to families around the world. But heartbreak often lies in wait for families that can’t afford a conventional Christmas.
In an effort to help families in need, Texas State Basketball teamed up with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
From coach Danny Kaspar to junior guard Ojai Black, the entire team worked in shifts to raise money for the cause.
“We’re going to give it to them and they’re going to help feed people over this holiday season,” said sophomore forward Austin Evans.
In addition to food, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides presents for children.
Kaspar had previous experience with the organization at Stephen F. Austin. Building off of that involvement, Kaspar came up with the idea of collecting money in the quad and helped organize the collection effort.
“He’s done it in the past at his previous institutions and he wanted to bring that charitable donation here to Texas State,” said assistant coach Jim Shaw.
The money collected in the quad will directly benefit needy families, but Shaw said it also helps the team.
“It means everything to us because we get so much support from the university and students,” said Shaw. “It’s good to take a break and help someone else.”