JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Jan. 27th, the Jacksonville University women’s basketball team took a break from their busy schedule to assist the children in the community. Partnering with KidzQuest Academy, a local organization that provides childcare and tutoring for pre-kindergarten children through 5th grade, the Dolphins spent time interacting with the youngsters, reading books and lending a hand as tutors.
Every month the team takes part in a service activity and the squad was most excited for this initiative because it benefited children who live and go to school within ten minutes of JU. Last September, the Dolphins also assisted local kids as they helped sponsor a “Pep Rally for Reading” at Fort Caroline Elementary School. The team enjoys any moment they can positively influence and inspire children because they remember the people who impacted them in their childhood.
In the upcoming months, Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has scheduled the team to help out at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and the City Rescue Mission. The program’s goal is for each individual on the team to work at least 20 hours of community service throughout the year, a goal the team is currently on track to complete.