Houston Student-Athletes Continue Community Outreach
Sept. 3, 2012
HOUSTON - Seven University of Houston student-athletes from three different sports recently kicked off the first week of classes by spending some time at nearby Generation One, including six newcomers who were introduced to the culture of giving back to the Houston community.
Two days earlier, the volleyball team visited Generation One, a local trans-denominational ministry located in the Third Ward of Houston, assisting them with studies, reading books, playing games and coloring.
Senior tennis student-athlete Maja Kazimieruk joined Houston newcomers Elena Kordolaimi of tennis, Angelica Thompson of track and field and Bianca Winslow, Marche' Amerson, Jessieka Palmer and Alecia Smith of women's basketball to visit with the children during their activity time. The Cougars played games indoors and outdoors for over two hours while establishing a relationship as mentors to the kids.
"Generation One provides an amazing opportunity for kids in the Third Ward, and we are so thrilled to work with them and act as positive role models," said Director of Cougar Pride Leadership Academy Sasha Blake. "We will extend the relationship and continue to partner with Generation One."
ABOUT GENERATION ONE
For more information on Generation One and how you can help, visit http://www.generationone.net/.