Being a Longhorn in Pasadena, Calif., on the eve of the Bowl Championship Series game meant something special for student leaders from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Alabama.
The day before the game, Longhorn student government members, as well as Crimson Tide student government leaders, joined together to feed homeless people at the Union Station Homeless Services — the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and low-income adults and families.
“We are all excited to work with students from Alabama to do something for the L.A. community,” said Liam O’Rourke, president of the Student Government association, a few days before he left for Pasadena. “Football reigns supreme in Texas but there are bigger and more important problems to tackle off the field, such as hunger and poverty. When we go to Pasadena, we are going to cheer for Colt (McCoy) and the ‘Horns but we are not going to forget how lucky we are and how much we have to be thankful for during this holiday season.”
Steven A. Oliver, president of the Student Government Association at The University of Alabama, also expressed dedication toward helping individuals outside of the Crimson Tide community.
“As students at The University of Alabama, we are committed to not only serving people in the Tuscaloosa community, but people beyond Tuscaloosa as well,” he said.