Area Athletes Respond To Needs Of Taylorville Tornado Victims


Three MacArthur student-athletes present check and food to Taylorville Food Pantry representatives in this submitted photo. From the left are Generals athletes Jeffrey Wells, Derrick Taylor and Marshaun Cook, who is presenting the check.

     “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat other people the way you would like to be treated yourself. This is based on the words of Jesus at his Sermon on the Mount (and known widely as The Golden Rule), variations of the phrase have been a core doctrine of societal ethics throughout modern human history.”

     That certainly is what some city and county school districts did to help victims of the devastating Dec. 1st Taylorville tornado that left families without their homes in many cases and with others sustaining slight and considerable damage.                MacArthur’s Athletic Director Jason Crutcher advises the school collected both non-perishable food items and cash from fans attending Tuesday night’s Normal University High/Generals game which the home team won, 65-63. Crutcher informed, “We collected $490 last night from the game to give to Taylorville, and also today (Wednesday, Dec. 5) we will be taking down cases of water and food that kids are donating.” In a Thursday morning (Dec. 6) followup, Crutcher informed, “MacArthur athletes made a trip to Taylorville today to drop off 40 cases of water and food, and a check for $510 for the community.”

Check out how athletes from other Central Illinois Schools helped out in Wednesday’s edition of Mac On Sports in the Decatur Tribune.

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