Buccaneer women's soccer helps out at ETSU Child Studies Center
ETSU women's soccer player Carrie Hill plays basketball with the children at the ETSU Child Studies Center.
ETSU women's soccer player Carrie Hill plays basketball with the children at the ETSU Child Studies Center.

Monday, April 18, 2005

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 18, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University's women's soccer team has begun a new community service initiative in which the team's student-athletes will participate in a variety of activities such as reading, playing and talking with children at the ETSU Child Studies Center.

            "We just began this relationship this March," said Head Coach Heather Henson. "We actually had a request from a friend whose child attends. The conversation that began the relationship was about giving young people, especially the young girls, strong female role models. The ladies on the ETSU Soccer team are not only good soccer players, they are intelligent, driven and motivated individuals. They know what they want, how to get it, and are willing to work for it. We realize we can pass along some of this to the youth."

            This spring the women's soccer student-athletes have selected four dates on which they will visit the ETSU Child Studies Center and plan to make it a continuing relationship in upcoming seasons.

"I feel it is a great experience not only for the ETSU Soccer ladies, but also for the youth," stated Henson. "We can learn so much from each other through this interaction such as learning not to sweat the small stuff, to what you dream of being one day. Already, one of our ETSU players, has had such a good time, she would like to volunteer there over the summer while she is attending summer classes."

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