Players delivered dinners to Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church
MIAMI – Six Miami Hurricanes players and several coaches’ wives delivered 48 turkey dinners and other traditional non-perishable Thanksgiving food items Tuesday afternoon to the Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church in Overtown.
Players delivering Thanksgiving meals included seniors Akil Craig, Justin Renfrow and Alex Irastorza; juniors Ryan Williams and Hugo Delapenha Jr.; and sophomore Herb Waters. Director of Player Development Ryan McNamee organized the trip along with Kelly Golden, Diona Kehoe, Valerie McNamee and Inika Vance.
Pastor Willie Williams of Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church greeted players as they arrived Tuesday afternoon and was very appreciative of the Hurricanes’ special delivery. All 48 Thanksgiving dinners were handed out within an hour.
Miami (8-3, 4-3 ACC) closes its regular-season slate Friday at Pitt (6-5, 3-4 ACC). Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Miami leads the all-time series with Pitt 22-9-1, winning the last seven meetings. Friday will be the first series meeting since 2010 and first as conference foes since 2003.