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It all Started with a Dream—THE LOCKER Turn 10

Karen (center) with some of The Locker’s greatest benefactors through the years; Connie and Les Sladek, Mason Crosby, Mary and Troy Rodriguez. Mason, kicker for the Green Bay Packers, gives of his time; returning home many times each year to participate in Camp Crosby; donate NFL memorabilia and mentor and play sports with students of all ages.

Georgetown’s service-project-turned-non-profit celebrated its 10th anniversary with games, a lot of family and a drum corps at the annual Tailgate fundraiser June 28 at the Georgetown Community Center.

Founder and head cheerleader Karen Crosby recognized the organization’s growth over the past decade and even introduced a few of the returning athletes who came to her ten years ago and asked if they could be something besides athletes and help their fellow students in need.

“As a child, I was like so many kids we help at The Locker,” Crosby said. “I wore hand-me-downs and my mom showed us how tough it was to be a single mother. I understand what these kids are going through. There are so many who look like it’s all good on the outside but we are helping kids learn to be brave and teaching others to protect those who can’t protect themselves.”

Michael Lindsey, The Locker’s second President added, “Community is very important, wherever you live and I’m happy to have been a part of all this.”

The whole Mason family stood at the podium and affirmed that their mission hasn’t changed over the years. “We still have big ideas and enthusiasm and we are passionate about helping others.”

The Locker empowers and educates youth through service learning to meet the needs of others so every child has a sense of normalcy; whatever that ‘normal’ is. The Locker is available to help students in all 17 GISD schools and there are 14 independent programs across Texas. Visit TheLocker.info to donate supplies or get more information about contributing financially.

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