NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team spent Thursday in the community, volunteering at the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville. The team spent the evening visiting and playing bingo with Hope Lodge residents and their families with TSU men's basketball apparel as the prize for winning bingo cards.
“We’re excited to be able to have the opportunity to go over to the Hope Lodge,” TSU Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins said. “After going to the Coaches vs. Cancer event, I was really moved by some of the touching stories that I heard about the American Cancer Society, and what they’re able to do. Once I heard about the Hope Lodge, it was a no-brainer for us to come over and show some support and just be an inspiration and motivating factor for the people who are going through a tough time.”
Since 2004, the American Cancer Society's Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville has offered a solution to cancer patients who must undergo treatment far from home. The Hope Lodge provides housing free of charge on a first-come, first served basis to cancer patients and a caregiver during their course of treatment. The Lodge not only reduces the financial burden, but also provides a much needed supportive environment.
Tennessee State men's basketball opens the 2018-19 season with a home exhibition game at the Gentry Center on Oct. 31 versus Tennessee Wesleyan. The season opener is slated for Nov. 10 at Lipscomb.