Lady Titans Basketball gives back to the community

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Lady Titans Basketball gives back to the community

Tommy Kautzman, Reporter

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With the holidays rapidly approaching, it was important to the Lady Titans to volunteer and help those who may not be blessed with what you or someone else has. This past weekend, the Lady Titans basketball team was all in when it came to making someone’s holiday better.

On Saturday December 7th, the Lady Titans started every weekend as normal with an early morning practice in the Titan Fieldhouse. 

After practice, the Lady Titans grabbed some lunch and headed down to Walmart to purchase toys for local children in the Evansville area whose moms and dads may not be able to afford Christmas this year. From there, they headed over to the Young Women’s Christian Association in Downtown Evansville to drop of their gifts and to learn about the YWCA and what it does for Southwestern Indiana. 

“We like to do service activities for our communities and help those that might need some help around the holiday season,” said Lady Titans head coach Kyle Brasher. “I chose the YWCA as the location to do our service because I think I really enjoy the services our players provide, and I wanted our young ladies to realize they can make a positive impact on the world.”

At the YWCA, the Lady Titans learned about the programs they offer like the Live Y’ers where middle and high school aged young ladies have mentors in an attempt to have them establish opportunities to improve their life situation. 

“I hope our players understand that it is good to help those in need. We want to make positive impacts in our community.” said Brasher. 

When visiting the downtown location, the players were given a very eye opening experience about the reality of some people’s holidays. 

“The gifts I purchased for the YWCA were a firetruck and a baby doll.” said senior forward Shayla Whitten. “We take for grantient the things that we already have and it is important to give to those who don’t have the opportunities we have,” said Whitten. 

Overall, the team had a great day consisting of giving, learning and spending time as a team. 

“This can relate to the game of basketball because we need to know we can always count on our teammates. We want to be good stewards of what we have and know our teammates can always rely on us.” said Brasher.