Lenape Boys Basketball team volunteers at Jason Thompson’s L.I.V.E. Like JT Toy Drive at Walmart in Mt. Laurel

Lisa Niemela/Special to The Sun: The Lenape JV and Varsity Basketball team and coaches Matt Wolf and Michael Wasienko volunteering at a toy drive at the Mount Laurel Walmart organized by Jason Thompson’s charity livelikejt.org.

During the holiday season, there is no better way to celebrate than giving back to our local community. There are millions of children in need of joy and cheer all over the world and so many right here in New Jersey. The Lenape Boys JV and Varsity Basketball team and coaches recently volunteered at a toy drive at the Mt. Laurel Walmart organized by Jason Thompson’s charity – livelikejt.org.

Each player was paired up with a child from the boys and girls club of Trenton, Glassboro and Paulsboro to shop for holiday gifts.

“This experience was bigger than basketball. It was very humbling for our players who were inspired by the children they spent time with. Many of the children picked out gifts for loved ones and reminded us about the spirit of giving to others this holiday season. We’d also like to give a shout out to Jason Thompson, a former Lenape basketball player who went on to play in the NBA, and his charity, livelikejt.org. We were honored to be part of such a great event,” Lenape boys basketball head coach Matt Wolf said following the event.

Lisa Niemela/Special to The Sun: Lenape basketball players Jovanni Still and Aidan Anderson team up to find the best basketball hoop for this little girl.