The CMS Lady Raider Basketball team, under the direction of coach Amy McGowan, is blessing three local families this Thanksgiving. McGowan is teaching the girls the fundamentals of basketball, but she is also teaching them about character and community support. The Lady Raider sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams each adopted a family to provide groceries and necessities for the holiday. McGowan told the girls basketball can only take you so far in life, and that being a role model and sharing their talents will take them much further. She said, “The Lord gifted all these girls with the ability to play basketball, and it is important they learn to share their blessings with everyone.” The girls and McGowan are shown with their donations to the families.