Friday, December 12, 2003
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Clayton News Daily
From Staff Reports
Kilpatrick Elementary School physical education teachers along with the students and staff are doing their part to spread the Christmas cheer to needy families in this giving time of year.
A few years back Vickey Holcombe came up with the ideal of having students get donations from family members and friends for shooting the basketball. This event allows students to fulfill the Clayton County Public Schools and teach the students basic skills of basketball.
Students participate during their regular PE class time.
Holcombe and the school does not require students to participate in the donation part of program but, every year it seems more and more students to want to participate.
This year assistant women's basketball coach and Kilpatrick physical education teacher Greg Shook took the advice from CCSU head coach A.C. McCullers and ask some of the 5-1 Lady Lakers to join in the activity. McCullers said that Clayton State is not only a basketball team in this county, but the players and coaches are also people who want to help out in the community that gives so much to our program.
McCullers spoke with CCSU head men's coach Gordon Gibbons and without hesitation he wanted to be a part of this cause.
McCullers and Gibbons both donated tee shirts and balls to the Hoops for Angels project and ask for players to volunteer their personal time to assist Holcombe and Shook by putting on a demonstration at the school.