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Lady Warriors give back
On Wednesday, January 22, the JV Girls’ Basketball Team took a day off from practice and went to Monroe Middle School to meet with the Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club is a safe place for children to go during the afternoon, summer, or on days off of school. It is a program geared towards elementary aged children but open to middle school students as well.
The children start their afternoon off with homework and a snack. Then, they get to do fun things like crafts, games, and playing sports. The children also love to interact and play with high school students. JV Girls’ Coach Patrick Conroy was excited about the opportunity for his team to work with the Boys and Girls Club.
The players had collected basketballs and other sports equipment to donate to the Club. The JV Girls’ team presented the children with the donated items. Both the staff and children at the club were ecstatic. After the kids saw all their new equipment, they immediately were ready to play and so were the JV Girls. For a solid 2 hours the basketball team played basketball, soccer, foursquare, and other games with the children.
Overall, it was a successful experience for the Boys and Girls Club and the team. The team enjoyed their time so much that they are planning to go back again before their season ends.
Written by: Elizabeth Staude, JV Girls' Basketball Player
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 by Anna Waldrup