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David took time between Summer Classes and basketball practice to visit Lindenwood Summer Camp.  David spoke to the campers about being healthy and playing sports — he even signed some autographs! 

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Vivian, an international Track and Field student-athlete volunteers over the summer back home in the Netherlands! 
"It was in a retirement house.  Our church has a project called ‘serve the city’ and they do several projects a year so I helped out with this one today all morning. We walked with the residents & played games with them.” - Vivian

Vivian, an international Track and Field student-athlete volunteers over the summer back home in the Netherlands!

"It was in a retirement house.  Our church has a project called ‘serve the city’ and they do several projects a year so I helped out with this one today all morning. We walked with the residents & played games with them.” - Vivian

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Geron Visits YMCA

Last week, Men’s Basketball player, Geron, visited the YMCA! 

"G was great today with the camp kids at the YMCA….He signed autographs for each kid and all the camp counselors and they took a picture of him with each one to attach to the autograph page. There were 70 kids!!" - YMCA Rep

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In June, some of our men’s football players headed to Dorothy Day House in Memphis and spent the afternoon with kids! Find out more about Dorothy Day House at dorothydaymemphis.org 

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In between summer practice, student-athletes from the Football team spent time at Lindenwood Christian Summer Camp.  The guys talked about the importance of sportsmanship, nutrition, being a student-athlete, and staying active in things they love to do.  After they spoke, the kids got to practice their own football skills with some drills led by the guys!  The day ended with some autographs and even a push-up contest (of course the kids won!).

"We really enjoyed the Memphis Tiger football players today.  They did an awesome job communicating healthy living tips, education, sportsmanship, and the importance of pursuing OUR dreams while always being prepared with a backup plan."  -Kenny, Camp Coordinator

"We appreciate the guys being able to come out today! The kids are still talking about them." - Kristen, Camp Coordinator

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The men’s basketball team kick started their summer, not only with practice and classes, but also by spending time with some of their most special fans.  Tyler and his friends got a chance to spend a morning practice with Tiger Basketball. Tyler is a St. Jude’s patient with Leukemia.

"It was a great experience.  I’m just flattered and grateful to know that he wanted to spend extra time with me.  I go by this slogan #clutchlovethekids & it honestly just means a lot to me.  Tell Tyler I said thanks and I can’t wait to get my rotel he promised me!"  - Chris, MBB

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Tuesday, April 9th a group of student-athletes, led by new SAAC President, Natalie Turk (WGO), visited St. Jude for a guided tour.  Student-athletes from women’s golf, softball, women’s soccer, volleyball, track and field and the pom squad spent the afternoon learning about all St. Jude has to offer its patients.  In addition to the tour, they learned that St. Jude has an in house blood drive where they motto is “If you can’t give green, give red!” — This illustrated how every single person can give to St. Jude to fulfill its needs to help children with cancer.

Click here to give blood at St. Jude!

"Student-athletes are looked at as role models in the Memphis community so I think it is very important that they try to reach out and spend time with the children at St. Jude.  Some of the patients at St. Jude may not be able to play sports anymore or be very active in general due to their treatment and diagnosis so meeting and interacting with their role models, such as Memphis athletes, can completely change their attitude and have such an impact on their lives.  A lot of people think that donations are the main source of help, but visits and interactions with other people help in more ways than one." -St. Jude Tour Guide and Intern

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Men’s soccer visited St. Jude on March 20th to sign autographs with the kids being treated at #stjude ! They visited in honor of their Kicks for a Cause event the following Saturday!

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