Women's Tennis Serves at Soup Kitchen
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | by Michael Pierce

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s tennis team continued their involvement in serving the local community, spending some time on Saturday at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.

The team spent four hours preparing and serving fruit, salad, bread, meatloaf, and desserts alongside other volunteers. Saturday is often a busy day at the CCMI Soup Kitchen, as the Eagles served more than 100 working poor or homeless men, women, and children during their time on Saturday.

Coach Jennifer Gabou's tennis team has always made a concerted effort to serve the community as much as possible, as evidenced by the fact that they perform a volunteer project every month as a team. Last season, they visited the CCMI soup kitchen twice as well as spending some time helping build houses with Habitat for Humanity and have also spent some time serving at the Senior Friendship Center in Fort Myers. Speaking about her team, Gabou said, "I am very proud of our girls and the way that they represent Florida Gulf Coast in the community."

The women's tennis team will also be busy this weekend as they play host to the FGCU Fall Classic, the first fall tournament for the Eagles this season. More details regarding the tournament will be released on fgcuathletics.com tomorrow.