NASHVILLE --- Members of the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team participated in the annual Mardi Gras Parade at the VA Medical Center Monday morning.
During the parade, players, coaches and team managers went around the hospital visiting with patients. They passed out beads and took photos with the residents.
“We were truly honored to be able to bring the excitement of Mardi Gras to those who have served this country. With the Armed Forces being near and dear to the Women’s Basketball Family, we wanted to make sure we could be a part of the reason as to why they smile daily. More importantly it was amazing to see so many TSU Alumni that were Vets. We would like to thank all the men & women who have served this country and we look forward to working with the VA here in Nashville on other endeavors in the near future."
-Head Coach Jessica Kern
"My experience at the VA hospital was great. Volunteering alongside Nashville's other athletic programs to thank the veterans for their service was lit ...I had a lot of fun."
-Senior Guard, Maxine Beard
"Visiting the hospital to participate in the Mardi Gras parade was very enjoyable. It always feels good to be able to give back to others."
-Freshman Guard, Andreana Wrister
"It was a very fulfilling experience. We shared and received many smiles and was able to show appreciation to our veterans in our community!"
-Team Manager, Morgan Norwood