“McNeese Athletics is proud to partner with Toys for Tots drive,” said SAAC coordinator Alex Haley. “Providing gifts to needy children during the holiday season is a great way for our student-athletes to give back to the community.”McNeese athletes from various sports spent the last month and a half collecting toys for their annual toy drive. The event was promoted throughout the Lake Charles community through social media efforts and various toy drives at an assortment of home athletic events around the McNeese campus.Toy collection spots were coordinated at all home athletic events beginning in November. The Pokes also partnered with A.A. Nelson Elementary School students, who were each asked to contribute a toy toward the campaign. Athletes from all 16 sports were involved and collaborated to donate more than 200 items for the Toys for Tots organization. Toys for Tots began in 1947 and has since become an avenue for raising funds and purchasing toys. The organization currently distributes 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children annually.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season. LAKE CHARLES, La. – The McNeese Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) continued its tradition of participating in the Southland Conference’s “Southland Gives Back” initiative by partnering with Toys for Tots to provide holiday cheer to those in the surrounding Lake Charles.
Gravel bikes are a category of bicycles growing nearly as quickly as electric bicycles. While sales are stagnant or dropping in pretty much every other category, both gravel bikes and e-bikes are seeing impressive growth. So it only makes sense that the two should blend into an e-bike that is just as comfortable on asphalt as on the trail.Yamaha’s new Wabash electric gravel bike seeks to set the standard for electric gravel bikes. I was invited by Yamaha to join the first exclusive test ride of the Wabash. And I’m glad I did, because this was perhaps the most fun I’ve had on an e-bike in a long time. Read on to see why. more…The post First Ride: Yamaha Wabash electric gravel bike could be the only bike you need appeared first on Electrek. Source: Charge Forward