Nashville, Tenn. – Recently, players and coaches from the Tennessee State volleyball team went to the Samaritan Ministries to make and serve boxed lunches for underprivileged children in need.
“As a program, we like to do a lot of community service throughout the season,” Head Coach Kathy Roulhac said. “The girls on the team don’t realize how fortunate they are, so when they serve children who can’t afford a hot meal, they start to understand and appreciate all that they have.”
Members of the team woke up early on a Saturday morning and prepared meals that included side dishes and desserts, as well as put the food in boxes to be served to the hungry kids.
The coaching staff of the volleyball team reached out to different organizations that accepted volunteers, but mainly ones that desperately needed help.
“Everyone is always looking for help, but sometimes there are so many volunteers that our team ends up not doing enough. I think we made an impact with this project and it was a great opportunity for us to give back to our community because that is so important to us,” Roulhac said.
The team is currently taking part in spring tournaments and will play three matches tonight in Clarksville, Tenn.