Lady Tiger Basketball Gives Back to Community
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University women's basketball team volunteered at Operation Stand Down Nashville as a part of TSU's Community Service Day on Saturday.

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc (OSDN) is the primary nonprofit resource for veterans in Middle Tennessee providing life changing social services including transitional housing, or referrals, employment readiness training and placement assistance, and coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of such services.

OSDN is the only VA approved and supported Veteran Service Center in Tennessee. Their clients are honorably discharged veterans with an emphasis on veterans who are homeless. Their ultimate goal is to give veterans in need the tools to rejoin their community as productive, responsible citizens.

"We had a great time!" said OSDN Director Mary Ross. "The TSU Women's Basketball Team put together 500 personal care kits, moved the food boxes, and organized and labeled the shoes, all in about three hours. Thanks Lady Tigers for picking Operation Stand Down Nashville as your community project and thanks to the TSU staff that helped organize the project."