Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University football team participated in their final community service project of the semester when they paid a visit to the Rochelle Center last Thursday (4/1).
The Rochelle Center provides residential services and job readiness to individuals ranging from mild to profound mental disabilities including some with sub-acute medical conditions and physical handicaps.
The Tigers were introduced to residents and employees while touring the facility with the center's supervisor Charles Chadwick.
The team had the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations and was treated to baked goods produced in the local bakeshop, Bagel Works, Perks and Cookie Works.
In return, the Tigers then passed out spirit items, autographed photos and took pictures with the residents and employees.
TSU Football head coach Rod Reed commented, "I wanted to take this opportunity to remind the team that all people have value and can contribute whole heartedly to society."
"I want to extend our (TSU) gratitude to the center's employees and staff for their hospitality. I want to encourage them to continue providing quality services," said Reed. "With an impact the center is having on lives, I hope their size and services can grow so that they can reach out to many others."
The Rochelle Center's Cookie Works program will sell cookies at the Tigers' spring Blue and White game on April 17th.