Two Albion College football players – quarterback Spencer Krauss and defensive lineman Charles Young – and track & field athlete Stacy Starr represented Briton student-athletes in delivering Thanksgiving meals to a pair of families in the Albion area.
Krauss, who served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during the fall semester, said members of the football team pooled donations to provide meals consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, and desserts.
“It truly was an amazing experience for me and the whole team,” Young, a senior at Albion who graduated from Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, said. “It felt so great to see those families smile because they knew they were getting a good Thanksgiving meal. We have such a great group of guys that were willing to help out immediately with their monetary contributions. I hope that this is the start of annual effort.”
Krauss, a Tipton native who concentrated in Albion’s Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and will graduate with a degree in economics & management in December, noted the holiday meal delivery is just one of a number of service projects undertaken by Briton student-athletes in recent months. The women’s cross country team recently completed a weekend of service, planting wild strawberries and a variety of nut trees along the Kalamazoo River trail and raking leaves for Albion homeowners.
Briton student-athletes expect to remain active in the winter months by shoveling snow for Albion residents.