No matter the sports, the Southern Athletic Department is well supported by the city of Joplin. Tonight, some of the athletes who benefit from that support had a chance to give back to the community. The Southern Fellowship of Christian Athletes in conjunction with the Joplin Family Y, hosted a Christmas party for members of the Joplin Boys and Girls Club. Each athlete presented a child with a Christmas present. Santa Claus was also on hand, and those present had a chance to sit on Santas lap and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. It`s a special evening for everyone involved.