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Nashville, Tenn. - On Thursday night, a handful of men's basketball players and coaches joined the charity Big Bothers Big Sisters for the organization's annual Bowl for Kid's Sake.

The players and coaches bowled alongside dozens of children who come from families who are less fortunate or come from a home with a single parent. 

"The kids who participate in Big Bothers Big Sisters are good kids who need someone to come along, put their hand on their shoulder and tell the kid 'you matter'," the charity's CEO Lowell Perry said. "I am excited when I see college players come out and show their support for their community because the kids really look up to them."

Among the coaches in attendance were Head Coach Travis Williams, Assistant Coach Ben Betts, Assistant Coach Rodney Hamilton, Director of Basketball and Video Operations Miguel Brady and Assistant Director of Basketball and Video Operations Chuck Davidson.

The Tiger players who showed their support at the event were redshirt senior Jordan Cyphers, senior Tashan Fredrick, redshirt senior Kellen Thornton and sophomore Jay Harris.

Williams said that one of his goals this season is for Big Blue to lead the nation in philanthropy and that Bowl for Kids Sake is just the beginning of his team giving back to the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to connect caring role models into the lives of children to help them reach their potential. The charity currently operates in all 50 states and in 12 countries worldwide.

Interested TSU fans can donate or volunteer their time by logging on to the charity's website.

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