The Prosper boys and girls wrestling teams participated in a “Feed the City” charity event on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Gordon Biersch restaurant in Plano.
Members of the wrestling team and their parents got together and made over 13,000 sandwiches to help feed thousands of neighbors in need around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The food was delivered via SoupMobile, which distributes donations to various motels and homeless shelters.
“I always think it’s important to have your team be involved in a community service project of helping others,” Prosper head wrestling coach Sion King said. “It’s not only rewarding to the community, but to your athletes to show them what’s most valuable in life.”
“Feed the City” hosts events around the country and was originally launched by TangoTab in January of 2015. The project has grown tremendously since then and includes partnerships with corporations, churches, schools, and others. They also host breakfast events as well as an event entitled “Farm the City” designed to get people involved with the distribution of fresh produce.
This was the first charity event the Eagle wrestlers have participated in this season. King said he plans to do more events like “Feed the City” because of the benefits it provides for the community and the camaraderie of his team.
“It’s great for team building,” King said. “Anytime the team is together outside of wrestling, you learn more about each other and grow closer together. You also realize what the intentions of your teammates are.”
The Eagle wrestling season begins with the Prosper team trials on Nov. 11, followed by the Warrior Invite on Nov. 17-18.