December 9, 2013
DU Women's Golf Team Gives Back to the Community
AURORA, Colo., – The University of Denver women’s golf team visited the Children’s Hospital of Aurora last week going room to room to meet the youth patients and spend some time getting to know them. The Pioneers enjoyed constructing crafts and meeting the children. The student-athletes and coaches know the importance of community serving and the kids enjoyed their company while taking photos with the team.
“We as a team love the opportunity to serve and we were inspired by the kids and their courage and positive attitudes,” said associate head coach Erik Billinger.
The Pioneers also understand the importance of education with the youth, volunteering with Reading Partners, a nonprofit organization. A simple act like reading to a child can mean the world to the kids and in turn have an impact on the student-athletes. Last Friday, the team volunteered through Reading Partners, a nonprofit and traveled to the Garden Place Academy, just off Lincoln Street, to read to several third and fourth grade students.
“Our team had a great time spending the afternoon with the second and third grade students on Friday and helping them with reading,” said head coach LindsayKuhle. “This is a way for us to give back in the community and show the importance of academics. Not only did we have fun with helping the students with their reading, but we learned how important it is for us to support and encourage young students in the Denver area. This is something we look forward to continuing to do in the community throughout the year.”
The women’s golf team continues off-season training and will resume play Feb. 15 when they travel to Palo Alto Calif., for the Peg Barnard Stanford Invitational.
For ways to volunteer at a Children’s Hospital near you, visit https://www.childrenscolorado.org/donate-volunteer
For opportunities to volunteer for Reading Partners, visit online at https://readingpartners.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/
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