NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State track and field teams took a step back from training for the upcoming Indoor Season and visited the David Jones Assisted Living Center in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon.
“Our coaches and athletes are always looking for some way to give back to the community,” head coach Chandra Cheeseborough said. “We are so lucky to be where we are at Tennessee State, so it’s very important to give back. One day, we will all want someone to visit us, talk to us or hug us, so community service is a very big part of our program.”
Over 30 Tigerbelles and Flying Tigers talked and handed out TSU apparel to the residents while also sharing stories and laughs.
The main event of the meet and greet was the bingo tournament between the TSU teams and residents.
“Everyone there was very excited about playing bingo, and our kids got really into it. The competitive nature of an athlete definitely came out,” Cheeseborough said.
So how did the defending OVC Indoor Track and Field Champions fare in the bingo tournament?
“All the seniors won. No one from our track program even won one game, but we had fun,” Cheeseborough laughed.
The Tennessee State track and field teams will host the annual Blue and White Meet, the annual showcase of TSU’s talent, on Nov. 19 from 3-8 p.m.