Community service

Vaughn named to SEC Community Service Team – Texas A&M Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Texas A&M’s Everett Vaughn was named to the Southeastern Conference community service team, the league announced Thursday.

Vaughn organized and led a team of volunteer construction workers to help renovate and demonstrate homes in rural, low-income areas of Texas. After the historic February 2020 freeze, he and a team of volunteers in the Brazos and Burleson County areas provided heaters and helped ensure affected communities could stay warm and have food and the water.

He is currently in the process of endowing a Diversity in Construction Scholarship, which will endow a scholarship from the School of Building Sciences to a socially disadvantaged student from a high school in Texas.

Vaughn participated in Buzz’s Bunch, a program started by the head coach BuzzWilliams with the primary goal of helping children with special needs come together socially while hoping to rekindle a passion for basketball.

In his hometown of Houston, he developed a network of friends and family to help and provide prepackaged meals to the homeless.

This marks the 24th year of the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a community service team since 2004, with general teams for men’s and women’s sports chosen from 1999 to 2003. The SEC pioneered this concept with a football community service team in 1994.