HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Dozens of deserving local children who'll be participating in a back-to-school celebration this weekend can thank some gridiron warriors for a little extra gift they'll be receiving.
Kids who'll be attending a rally at Christian Services, Inc. Saturday are getting some free books, thanks to the Oak Grove High School football team.
Friday, several team members and coaches delivered about two hundred new children's books to the folks at Christian Services. They included copies of classics like Moby Dick and Huckleberry Finn.
"I feel great about (the donation)," said Hughston Sanders, a junior member of the team.
"I feel blessed that we get the opportunity just to come out here and serve Christian Services," said J.R. Simpson, another junior member of the team.
"They brought a whole array of 200 books that are actually age appropriate, from five years old to twelve years old, we couldn't be happier," said Catherine Jorns, director of outreach and ministry for Christian Services, Inc.
The books were donated to the team by the folks at Gumdrop Books.