Lady Tigers Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Lady Tigers Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team spent Tuesday afternoon helping families at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville.

TSU provided lunch and then dined with some of the patients and families.

“Yesterday was an awesome experience not only for us as a team but for the families in the Ronald McDonald house,” said senior guard Maxine Beard. “It humbled all of us and showed us just how important it is to do these community service events. We had a great time and got to see the "ba-sketti" (spaghetti) dance from Kendall, a young lady stays there with her family.”

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to keep families close by providing essential resources and a “home-away-from-home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. 

“It was definitely a learning experience,” added junior forward Franceska Brown. “Seeing what they’re going through and knowing that I’m helping them, even if it was for only a moment, was a great feeling.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville offers a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville serves families from across the country and around the world.  Since the doors opened in 1991, they have served more than 14,400 families from all 95 counties in Tennessee, 66 counties in Kentucky, 41 other states and 14 foreign countries

In one of her first community service outings as a Lady Tiger, freshman Katelyn Clark was happy she had the chance to lend a helping hand.

“The community service was great. It made me feel good knowing that I was able to help people out. It also helped me to see that even if I’m having a tough time, there are people that have worse situations.”