BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University swim team took a break from the pool and their busy schedules to help and serve the local Bristol community. Head swim coach, James Graves, facilitated a volunteer day for the team on January 15 with Feeding America of Southwest Virginia.
The swim team gave their time during the holiday to the local food bank in Abingdon, Virginia for a couple of hours. The student-athletes of the team rescued 3,150 pounds of food that will provide approximately 2,625 meals to the ones in need of it.
Senior swimmer and team captain, Tyler Brewster, had this to say about the experience. "Being able to work in the community as a team for Feeding America of SWVA was a fulfilling experience. It was interesting learning information about foods that most of us were not aware of before. Knowing that our team was able to save so many pounds of food and provided the number of meals for those that need it from what we did by our service was humbling."
"Helping the community and serving others is a core value that we strive to accomplish at King University. Being on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to serving humanity," Graves said about the experience.