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Local teams giving their time, money to help during holidays

It’s a busy season for giving as a number of local teams are donating their time and money to help those in need. Above, Coach Lee Belknap and the McIntosh football team helped the PTC Police with a Toys for Tots Drive. Landmark Christian’s basketball teams (right top) bought gifts for Christian City, while the hoops teams from Starr’s Mill (right bottom) worked with Peachtree City Christian Church.


landmark_giving_partyIt is a season of giving, and several local sports team are chipping in.

The Starr’s Mill varsity basketball squads again came together to help a needy family. Peachtree City Christian Church selected a family in need of assistance during the holidays and the Panthers jumped into action as they do every year. The team gathers for a special dinner, then heads off to do their shopping, with the players donating their own money towards the buying of the gifts. Thanks to the donations of the players, they were able to buy more than $400 worth of gifts for the children, as well as more than $150 in gift cards. The Panther seniors delivered the gifts personally.

The McIntosh football team might be in offseason mode, but there is always time to give. The Chiefs joined the Peacthree City Police Department for their “Light Up the Night” Toy Drive. Coach Lee Belknap and his players helped out at the Peachtree City Wal-Mart, collecting toys and monetary donations for Toys for Tots.

Starrs-Mill-BasketballThe varsity and JV basketball teams at Landmark Christian have teamed up to help Christian City. The War Eagle hoops squads collected close to 50 gifts for the children at Christian City at their second annual “Landmark Never Stops Giving” Christmas party. Christian City is a non-profit, non-denominational organization providing ministry and care to children, the elderly, and the infirm in nearby Union City.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.