Men’s Basketball Gives Back With an “Assist” on Thanksgiving

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Cal State Fullerton senior Sammy Yeager
and a new friend celebrate Thanksgiving. 

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FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team has much to be thankful for and, with the holiday season upon us, the Titan players, coaches, and staff took a moment out of their busy schedules to give back to those less fortunate on Thanksgiving morning.

Working in conjunction with The Cheesecake Factory for its 10th annual event, the Titans worked alongside other volunteers at the Salvation Army's Anaheim Temple Corps Community Center, serving up a full-service, sit-down meal for approximately 500 people.

"On a day when we reflect on those things we are thankful for, this was an outstanding event and gave our student-athletes a perfect opportunity to give back to the community where they live, work, and play," Cal State Fullerton Interim Head Coach Andy Newman said. "These guys are all on a full scholarship and they know where their next meal is coming from. Some of the people they had the opportunity to serve don't have that same level of comfort."

All told, more than 3,000 volunteers gathered to treat more than 6,000 guests in events held in various cities across the country.