Each of the 16 teams invited to the men’s and women’sNCCAA Basketball Championships traveled to schools and community centers in Kosciusko County, Ind., on Tuesday to participate in a service project. The Grace College women’s team headed for Claypool Elementary School, as reported by the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Lady Lancers Take A Timeout For Service Project At Claypool
The NCCAA Basketball Championships can be a hectic time for players and coaches. With so much time and energy spent preparing for the national tournament, it’s nice to take a step back from basketball for just a moment and remember there is more at stake than championships.
Which is a big part of the reason for the association’s annual service projects.
Each of the 16 teams invited to the men’s and women’s tournaments traveled to schools and community centers throughout Kosciusko County Tuesday in the annual tradition that represents the final lead-up to the championships, which begin Wednesday morning at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College. Grace’s women’s team made the trip to nearby Claypool Elementary School to work with young students for their service project Tuesday afternoon.
“Just being involved in something like today, as coaches I think you can get tunnel vision — you just think about the next game, and let’s win,” explained Grace women’s basketball coach Dan Davis. “So stuff like this is just neat because you do teach your kids. This is the stuff you’re trying to instill in them about giving back and serving, and at this time of the year, I think it’s a nice break, honestly.”
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