Cougars Team Up With Mentors at Star of Hope

July 24, 2014

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HOUSTON--- The Cougars' summer of giving continued this week, as members of the women's basketball team split up and volunteered at three different Star of Hope locations on Thursday. 

While the outing marked the second time UH has volunteered with the Star of Hope this summer, the experience also served as the Cougars' first community service outing with their newly appointed mentors. Houston launched its original student-athlete mentor program back on June 19.

"This was such a great experience, not only because it gave the team another opportunity to give back, but the athletes were able to do it with their mentors," said director of student-athlete services Kassen Gunderman. "The mentors got a chance to see what these student-athletes do every week and I think they got just as much out of the experience as the athletes did."

The Cougars and their mentors spent the afternoon preparing and serving nutritious meals for hundreds of people within the Houston community.

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs that focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse. To find out how you can help, visit www.sohmission.org.

The Cougars visited Houston's Ruiz, Ardmore. and Dowling St. locations on Thursday.


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