Thursday, August 2, 2012

Women's Basketball Active In The Community!!!

Our new graduate assistant, Preston Reid, gives us a look at what our girls have been doing in the community this summer! 

            Working the “Bike Kitchen” in support of the Lebron James Family Foundation was an absolute joy as well as an adventure for our student-athletes.  The team learned how to repair flat tires, assemble and re-assemble brakes, as well as many other tune up fixes.  The girls really enjoyed being able to fix up the bicycles in support of the foundation knowing that the bicycles they were fixing up were going to be given to less fortunate school children.  The group that is in charge of the “Bike Kitchen” were great hosts as they took the time to teach the student-athletes how to make the repairs on the bikes.  There were also other support members that came in with the “Bike Kitchen” group and took pictures of the girls working on the bikes as well as noting how well they were doing! 

            Last week, three of our student athletes went out to speak to the girls at the “Haven of Rest Sports Camp”.  Our girls talked about character traits, good attitude, the importance of a good work ethic, maintaining good grades, what a typical day is like for them, and how they have gotten to where they are today.  The campers really enjoyed asking the girls questions and being able to watch the girls shoot around.  Taylor Ruper made an NBA range three pointer that sent the camp into a celebratory cheer!  In the end the campers were happy to hear from and see our girls and our girls were happy to have had the opportunity to talk to the “Haven of Rest Sports Camp” for our fourth year in a row!     

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