COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- From ringing bells to solicit donations for the Cookeville Rescue Mission, to building a float and walking in the annual Cookeville Christmas Parade, student-athletes from Tennessee Tech are exhibiting plenty of Christmas spirit this month with their participation in a variety of holiday happenings around the community.
Members of the baseball team recently spent a couple of days outside the entrance to Spring Street Market, ringing bells to help solicit donations for the Cookeville Rescue Mission.
On Monday, Dec. 3, a large number of Golden Eagle student-athletes were on the streets of Cookeville greeting families lining the route of the annual Cookeville Christmas Parade. The TTU Student-Athete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spearheads the effort, building a float which this year reflected some of the many championships won by Tech teams through the years. Director of Athletics Mark Wilson drove a truck that followed the float.
Earlier, members of the Tech softball team joined forces with Operation Christmas Child Samaritan's Purse in a holiday project, creating boxes to be sent to unprivileged children across the globe.