Instead of perfecting a hand-off, the Gulf Coast Monarchy took a break from virtual practices and meetings to hand out free lunches to kids in the community.
The women’s tackle football team’s inaugural season may have been cancelled, but they’re making sure to put their extra free time to good use by helping out the community they represent on the field.
On Saturday, the team handed out 300 bagged lunches at the Kroc Center in Biloxi and the Pascagoula Recreation Center.
Both locations were set up drive-thru style in order to abide by social distancing guidelines. Gulf Coast Monarchy Head Coach Robert Williams said, “Due to the pandemic our season was cancelled. So we decided that since we were going to ask the community to come out and support us, we should give back before we ask them to give to us. So we decided that we would come out and we would do bagged lunches for the kids that were not able to get the – get lunch from the schools. So we decided it’s best for us to just not ask questions and step up as a team and as a part of this community and give back.”
Quarterback April Straight said, “A lot of the players have kids so we understand how hard it is to feed them when they’re home all day and they’re always hungry, so we just thought this would be a great idea to give back.”
“There’s going to be a lot of things coming from the Gulf Coast Monarchy as far as community service is concerned because we will not let our community down in this time. We’re going to pull together and we’re going to make the best of it,” said Williams.
The Gulf Coast Monarchy is already planning other ways to give back to the community. Make sure to keep an eye out for announcements on more events.