Tigers Make Impact During Community Service Day
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tigers Make Impact During Community Service Day
Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University's men's basketball team took part in volunteering in the 20th Hands on Nashville's Day of Service on Saturday, September 24th. The Tigers were a part of a record 1,800 estimated volunteers on that Saturday.

Hands on Nashville, which connects volunteers to volunteer opportunities throughout the year, worked with the 55 Metro schools to find projects that the schools couldn't do themselves because of budget cuts.

Hands on Nashville's mission statement: To meet community needs through volunteerism. We connect volunteers to issues facing the Middle Tennessee community - like hunger, homelessness, and environmental issues.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean participated in some of the projects, as some of the events are in partnership with Impact Nashville, the mayor's initiative for volunteering.

The Tigers' task was to assist the campus of Cole Elementary School in Antioch. The men gathered at the main campus to check in before traveling to Cole to participate.

Throughout the day, the Tigers and coaches helped by painting murals, and also helping in beautifications projects such as landscaping and building rain gardens.

In all, Hands on Nashville's 1,800 volunteers contributed an estimated $153,792 worth of improvements to the city.