WILMINGTON, N.C. - As part of its Thanksgiving tradition, the UNC Wilmington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) recently delivered a basket of food to a local family in the Cape Fear Region.

After shopping at a nearby supermarket, several members of the committee and advisor Rodney Young made the special delivery to the Simpson family in the Wilmington area.

"I just want to say thank you so much," said Lavern Simpson. "It's truly a blessing. Thank you"

The basket has become an annual tradition for UNCW's SAAC.

"We all are blessed and have so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving" said Young. "Our student-athletes are happy that they are able to give back and share in the joy of the holiday season."

SAAC is also planning a similar delivery for the Christmas season.