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Southeast Texas Special Olympics team fills 'blessings box' in Groves

Each athlete gathered some canned goods to donate. It's something they plan to do more often.

GROVES, Texas — The rules of the cotton candy pink 'blessings box' in Groves is simple: take what you need, leave what you can.

On Sunday, the athletes that make up the "Southeast Texas Heroes," a group of "differently-abled individuals who love sports," decided to fill it. 

Holly Vicknair Jones, the head of the delegation, said each athlete gathered some canned goods to donate. It's now something they plan to do more often.

"The athletes enjoy giving back," Jones said. 

Jon Oliphint, Taylor Noel, Zach Lummus, Leah Dinger, Brad Smith and Jayden Jones each played a role in filling up the box. 

They are currently training for the state bowling tournament February 6 in Humble. 

Credit: Southeast Texas Heroes

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