Pella’s basketball teams were in the giving spirit this holiday season.

Both the Lady Dutch and Little Dutch combined to collect over 1200 food items for the Pella Community Food Shelf in a week long competition. And just before the break, the girls team donated Christmas gifts through Crossroads of Pella, by raising funds through a tip night at Pizza Ranch, bought over $400 in gifts, wrapped them, and dropped them off at Crossroads. Pella Head Coach Jerod Garland tells KRLS Sports while they care about competitions and winning, he says there is far more to be gained by giving back to the community and making an impact on those in need.

Both teams return to action on January 4th.