RENO, Nev. -- The Galena High School freshmen basketball team took time off the courts today to help those in need.
Passing, communication and teamwork are just a few things the team was taught on the courts, but there are some things you just can't learn at practice.
"When things are tough just as a game, you know to persevere and have trust in one another and believe in themselves, they can get through things that are tough in life," Coach Duke Howard said.
Those are the lessons Coach Howard wants his boys to learn while they prepare hot meals for the homeless.
"It's one of the many things we do as a basketball family through our year. We usually go to a UNR game or a big horns game and so this is something outside the four walls of basketball," he said.
Their good deed helped feed more than 250 people and helped Noah Peck come to realize what's really important.
"Just how fortunate we are and how much you take stuff for granted and how blessed we are and stuff and to help people," Peck said.
Coach Howard hopes the boys will bring the new perspective and passion to their games.
"Basketball is a privilege and what we get to do every day and to not take things for granted. It gives them the opportunity to show their hearts."