NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State volleyball team is set to begin another community service project as the team’s student-athletes will lend a helping hand with the afterschool program at Temple Church in Nashville.
Through the program, which begins on April 7 and runs two weeks, members of the team will assist in tutoring students ranging in grade from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
The project is just one of the many community service projects for the TSU volleyball team this spring.
On Feb. 5, the team volunteered at the Schrader Acres Assisted Living Center near campus. During their trip, the players spent time visiting with the residents and reading books about famous athletes and celebrities such as TSU graduates Wilma Rudolph, Oprah Winfrey and Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver and Michelle Obama, among others.
Next for the team was a volunteering opportunity at the Nashville Humane Association on Feb. 24, helping homeless animals. The Tigers received a tour of the facility and a lesson on dog walking before spending time with the dogs and cats at the facility.
The busy spring has also included time at the Samaritan Ministries Church on 28th Avenue on March 5. The team’s day consisted of serving food to the homeless and helping clean the tables after lunch.