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Men's basketball lends helping hand to Habitat House
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
PINEY FLATS, TN (
The players and coaches installed siding on the 1,240 square foot house. "I feel great about helping this family," said sophomore guard Dante Williams (
With the help of volunteers, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 200,000 homes throughout the world. "I thought this would be a good project for the team," said head coach Murry Bartow. "Habitat for Humanity is a great organization, and this activity is positive for the family we are helping and positive for the team."
According to co-site supervisor Larry Blalock, Habitat for Humanity requires each of the families to earn five-hundred equity hours. Of these five-hundred hours, 110 are spent in the classroom learning the basics of owning a home. "We have been waiting two years to get this house built and the players have done a good job," said Joe Tittle.
The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics takes pride in its community service activities and strives for 100 percent participation from it student-athletes, coaches and administrators throughout the year.