BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Monday, November 21 was high school football Senior Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Gus Young Ave.
At the event, turkey meals with all the trimmings were handed out to those in need. Players from Madison Prep's football team helped move heavy boxes of turkey and carried meals out to people's cars. District 7 metro council member, Lamont Cole, helped supervise three charter academies, including Madison Prep, and brought them in to help.
"The seniors on the football team, actually, are here today and a few of the coaches to help volunteer in the community today, which is interesting because they have been at football practice all morning," said Cole.
"You just want to show people that you are supportive because they've had a rough time this past year and a tough year for Baton Rouge," said Lyndon Rash, a wide receiver for Madison Prep.
Of the people receiving turkeys were many elderly residents and those with young children. The Madison Prep players said volunteering reminds them of what people in the community may need and that it was good to see it firsthand.