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Cal Poly Athletics and Block P Raise Money for Angel Tree Program

Cal Poly Athletics and Block P Raise Money for Angel Tree Program

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – The Cal Poly Athletics Department and Block P joined forces this year with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program in an effort to raise money to purchase Christmas presents for kids whose families are unable to afford them.

The program itself was established in 1979 and involves the community by allowing them to become personally involved by sharing with those who are less fortunate.

Along with Block P representatives, each of Cal Poly’s athletic programs raised between $50 and $80 per child this year. The size of each program determined how many children each team could sponsor. All 21 athletic teams as well as Cal Poly’s Dance and Cheer team raised money for 47 kids through the program.

Cal Poly Athletics' Compliance Coordinator Katherine Suderman picked up “wish lists” from the Salvation Army and passed them along to each program. The teams then met together to purchase the gifts, which ranged from clothing, shoes, toys and games to razor scooters and bikes.

“The student-athletes really enjoyed this project and did an excellent job of taking the opportunity to give back to the community during the holiday season,” said Suderman.