MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 09, 2013
JU Women’s Basketball Team Leads Pep Rally for Reading at Local School

The JU women’s basketball team is no stranger to giving back and performing community service around the Jacksonville area. Last week, the coaching staff and team went to Woodland Acres Elementary School to lead the school’s Pep Rally for Reading event.

"One of our main objectives for the program is to get into the community and make an impact on someone's life,” said JU head coach Yolett McCuin. “The Pep Rally at Woodland Acre allowed us to touch hundreds."

Members of the team spoke to nearly 500 students on the importance of literacy and assisted the school in introducing the Woodland Acres Reading Challenge. The goal of the event was to get the students excited about reading. After speaking on how much they use reading in their everyday lives, McCuin and the Dolphins served as cheerleaders as they hyped the students into accepting the challenge placed in front of them.