Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes are making Thanksgiving a special day for more than 100 families in their hometown of Belle Glade, Florida on Tuesday, November 25.
The former Glades Central High School standouts are providing complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in Belle Glade. The families will have the opportunity to meet the players and get their autographs at the local Winn Dixie.
"The Glades and the surrounding area raised me and made me who I am today," Taylor said. "It's a great honor and opportunity for me to share my blessings and give back to the place I love."
This is one of several events that Taylor and Holmes have done for the Belle Glade community. They have sponsored events in the past at the Boys & Girls Club of Belle Glade.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 – 12:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Media Interviews/Photos with Santonio Holmes and Fred Taylor from 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Autographs with Players– 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Families Pick Up Dinners (with coupons) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Winn Dixie
900 S. Main
Belle Glade, FL 33430
WHO: Santonio Holmes, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Fred Taylor, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
WHAT: Santonio Holmes and Fred Taylor meet families of Belle Glade and help distribute more than 100 complete Thanksgiving dinners to families in need.
WHY: For many families in Belle Glade, food insecurity is a real issue. Today's economy is making it harder and harder for families to put a meal on the table. With Thanksgiving around the corner, two local NFL stars are paying it forward by providing complete Thanksgiving dinners to more than 100 Belle Glade families.
RSVP: Lottie Gatewood – 561.214.1280 (cell)