NASHVILLE --- On Wednesday, Feb.13, the Tennessee State University athletics department hosted the seventh annual Metro Schools Kids Day game during the women’s basketball contest versus Belmont.
There were 3,843 in attendance for the matinee game in the Gentry Center. The crowd was the largest for a Kids Day game since the event began in 2013. TSU welcomed more than 20 schools and groups to campus for the annual event.
The university’s office of admissions was on hand as well as student organizations with educational and promotional displays on the track level.
The aristocrat of bands, spirit teams and TSU ambassadors added to a high-energy atmosphere that was fueled by the young people’s liveliness.
“It was amazing,” said head coach Jessica Kern. “Nashville community, metro area schools, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Walking in and seeing so many young people happy and energetic was great. The energy and environment was crazy. I’m so grateful. I’ve already had so many coaches reach out and ask how can they be apart.”
It was a collaborative effort to make the day a success. Several coaches, student-athletes and administrators from the athletic department volunteered in various capacities including parking and directing the buses, concessions, serving lunch, escorting the schools and more.