Lady Tiger Basketball Gives Back
Friday, October 17, 2008

Nashville --- On Thursday, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team spent the afternoon with students in the YMCA after school program at Hull Jackson Montessori School.


YMCA School Age Services offers school age child care programs based in elementary schools throughout the metro area and are designed to meet the needs of the children as well as their parents. The programs are structured to offer activities that benefit children’s social, physical and educational development.


The Lady Tiger players and coaches read books, played games, and also sat and talked with students from the ages of three to ten.


Former Lady Tiger and site director Kendra Bailey said, “For the sake of the students, it was nice to have a change. I think they really enjoyed the ladies. It’s important to have people from our community to promote literacy to our children.”


“Community service is important for our Lady Tigers to be involved in,” commented Coach Wells. “Yesterday having an opportunity to spend time at Hull Jackson was great and the players really enjoyed it.”


“It was especially exciting to be able to work with a former Lady Tiger basketball player and we look forward to doing more with the program in the future,” added coach Wells.