CORVALLIS -- The OregonState University Beavers basketball team had dinner at the White House for Thanksgiving.

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Players were also able to spend some time on the White House basketball court before their meal.

To be able to come out here and get some quality time working hard on a service project and then actually having a meal at the White House was really special, Robinson said. It was really nice to share my Oregon State family with my real family and vice versa.

After a two-hour study hall on Wednesday, the players volunteered at a D.C. food bank alongside Obama.

I thought Beaver Nation should be really proud of how the guys handled themselves during the whole trip, Robinson said. They were extremely helpful on the service day. They were extremely gracious at the White House and very inquisitive. It just made me very proud to be their coach.

According to, the menu included brine-soaked, thyme-roasted turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and kale salad. Pies included apple, huckleberry, cherry, banana cream, pumpkin and sweet potato with honey-meringue topping.

The trip was privately funded through alumni donations.

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