Football – Cougars give back to community
In an effort to battle hunger, UH partnered with Lift America and Tyson Foods to pass out 27,000 pounds of chicken to the Houston Food Bank on Saturday after the Cougars’ first scrimmage.
“There are millions of hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are faced with the realities of hunger and malnourishment,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods.
“We are trying to make a difference in their lives by providing nutrient-rich protein and by increasing understanding of hunger in our country.”
Head coach Kevin Sumlin said activities like this gives the players a reason to be thankful.
“Anybody who knows our program knows our guys are extremely active in the community with a number of different organizations,” Sumlin said. “What we try to do is keep our guys in touch with the community and really show their appreciation with the ability to come to school, play football and be on scholarship and to not take that for granted. Things like this give our guys a sense of humility.”