Dayon Christian's Wrestlers Adopt a Family

12/30/2011

Giving back: Christmas for one local family will be a little more special thanks to the Dayton Christian wrestlers.

The Warriors adopted a family for the holidays. The family consists of two grandparents with custody of seven grandchildren ranging from the ages of 10 and younger, including a set of twins.

“It showed there is more to life than wrestling,” DC coach Ted Bray said. “They had never had a Christmas, and to see our kids rally around a family in their time of need was really cool.”

The parents and wrestlers took donations, which included winter coats and money. They also shopped at Walmart, aided by Christmas lists, and wrapped.

“They took a lot of pride in doing this the right way,” Bray said. “For them to step up and help another family the way they did. ... I don’t think I could have a better group of kids.”

Walmart donated money to the cause, which Bray used to purchase a crock pot and other cooking items for the grandparents.