By Joel Hillan

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver South High School Soccer team worked together for Colorado’s less fortunate Saturday.

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Matt Salis owns the Great Harvest Bread Company of Denver. He also helps coach soccer at South High School.

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Salis and the team made bread for homeless shelters and hungry children for the weekend. He describes why the team decided to step up.

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“It’s just such a bonding experience, I love being a part of it,” said Salis.

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Salis has been doing this fundraiser for the last 12 years.

The bread they are making will be placed in the children’s backpacks to take home for the weekend.

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Any money donated will go to the Denver Public School Homeless Education Network which fights to keep homeless kids in school.

“I’m all for making money but man this feels much better than making money does,” said Salis.

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Just a few weeks ago the team helped rake leaves for the senior community in Denver’s Washington Park. Salis involves the students in various service projects throughout the year.

The team’s goal keeper, Owen Abrahm, he says serving others is something he wants to keep doing

“I really try to hold myself to a high standard of being respectful, being helpful to people and I really hope to continue that within college and then further,” he said.

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Salis says they raised thousands of dollars this year and have had enough loaves of bread to donate throughout the year.

Joel Hillan anchors CBS4 This Morning on weekends as well as reports stories for CBS4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. Follow Joel on Twitter @joelhillan.


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