Written by Student Assistant Sarah Cornell-Maier
TACOMA, Wash. – Eleven members of the Pacific Lutheran University women's basketball team went out into the greater Tacoma area to complete a community outreach project on May 9th and 10th.
The Lute student-athletes worked with over 200 children at the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound, assisting them with homework, arts and crafts, games, and activities. Head Coach Jennifer Childress described the purpose of this community outreach project as an opportunity to provide the children of the Boys and Clubs with positive role models in their community.
Sophomore Mackenzie Cooper appreciated the opportunity to work with the children of South Puget Sound.
"This experience made me realize how much kids look up to us and the duty we have as student-athletes to be good role models," she said.
The women's basketball program has completed several community outreach projects during the 2016-2017 academic year, including a day with the Special Olympics bowling program in January and playing a role in the annual PLU Youth Clinic in early May.
Cooper is excited to continue volunteering with the PLU team and with the Boys and Girls Club.
"It was a blast hanging out with them and I look forward to coming back."