Athletic program working to keep people warm this winter

December 18, 2007

OLYMPIA, Wash.  - The Evergreen State College collected coats in their inaugural  “One Warm Coat” drive. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community donated the coats during the week-long drive organized by Evergreen’s Athletic Department.

At last weeks men’s basketball home games, donors were able to exchange their coats for free admission.
Following this drive 168 coats were collected. These coats were given to the Olympia Union Gospel Mission, an organization dedicated to helping the poor and needy.  
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Drinkwine led the coat drive.  “It’s that time of the year when many do not have the necessities to stay warm during the winter months” notes Drinkwine.
Evergreen sports programs are happy to extend their commitment to the community in the coming year.  Geoduck athletes will continue to be in public schools reading to children, working with incarcerated youth and collecting food for local food banks.