Space Coast Crew holds charity Christmas party

Space Coast Crew held its annual Christmas party Sunday, with members of the team bringing and wrapping gifts for underprivileged children. Rowers picked angels containing the name and need of a child from a Christmas tree before shopping for presents. 

Sophomore Slater Rhodes endorsed the charity event.

“I think it’s a good way to wrap and give presents to the less fortunate,” he said. “ It was also a good team-bonding opportunity and helped us work on our teamwork.”

Junior Emily Eastwood pointed to other positive aspects of the event.

“I love the Christmas party,” she said. “It’s a great time to socialize and all. To see all of us get together and wrap presents for kids whose families struggle, it is amazing. The first year I did crew, the Christmas party was a way for me as the only eighth-grader in my year to get to know the older girls.”

The gifts will be given to the families for the children to open on Christmas Day.

By Alex Matta