Saturday, July 19, 2008

Texan football serves meal at Ronald McDonald House

Courtesy: Tarleton State University

FORT WORTH – The Tarleton Texan football team recently spent an evening out of its offseason to serve a spaghetti supper at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth.

For the second straight year, the Texans continued their community service projects by preparing an evening meal for the families of the Ronald McDonald House. Spaghetti, several different sauces, garlic and French bread and salad were served for the main course. Ice cream sundaes topped off the dinner.

“This has been a great way for us to give back,” said Tarleton head coach Sam McElroy. “It is also a great chance for our players and staff to see how fortunate they are to have the opportunities they have. We all saw how a little bit of time goes a long way to encouraging people.”

The Ronald McDonald House serves a special place in McElroy’s heart. The McElroy family stayed at the house after his youngest daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2005.

“Having been there gives us a different perspective on things,” McElroy said. “When Val and I stayed, we were very grateful for a nice, hot meal instead of having to worry about what we were going to have for supper or going out to eat again. We understand what those families are going through, and this is a good chance for us to share with those families during a tough time in their lives.”

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