LENDING A HAND: Red-Line Athletics track club donated a $2,000 cheque and dry goods to the Great Commission Ministries in efforts to give back.
#By TENAJH SWEETING
#THE Red-Line Athletics track club is not only home to talented student-athletes but also noble citizens.
#The track club made a $2,000 donation to Great Commission Ministries this past weekend in addition to dry goods to support their cause of feeding the less fortunate.
#The track club’s third consecutive year of giving back saw them surpass last year’s amount of $1,500, making it their largest donation to date.
#With Great Commission Ministries working around the clock to provide essentials such as food and shelter to those less fortunate, Red-Line coach Tito Moss talked about how it felt to help out for the third straight year.
#“It feels good to give back, particularly partnering with a worthy cause such as the Great Commission Ministries who are doing such a huge job to society by providing 500 hot meals per day so it is a joy for us to be able to partner with them to assist,” Moss said.
#The track club has consistently given back to the non-profit organisation since their first $1,000 donation and 500 pounds of dry food in 2021.
#Their donation amount has steadily increased each year with not only the head coach, but also their athletes on board with the initiative.
#“We need the kids to understand that no matter what background they come from, no matter how much needs they may have in their life, there are still persons in society that have greater needs than themselves,” the coach said.
#He added that the goal of the club is to not only build student athletes but also to create complete productive members of society who understand the value of giving back.Red-Line athletes donated a portion of their lunch monies during March and April and the club matched whatever total they amassed in efforts to support the Great Commission once again.
#Despite only existing four years now since their debut in the summer of 2018, the track club wants to continue to give back as they expand and experience more success in the future.
#The head coach emphasized that Red-Line Athletics is more than just a track club and will continue their support of Great Commission but will also look to find more ways to be active in the community as their success does not stop on the track and field. “As we mould these student athletes into young productive members of society, we will continue to challenge them mentally, physically and emotionally and we hope that when their time is done at Red-Line, they will see the value in giving back and reaching out and pulling another up,” Moss said.