Posts tagged football
Posts tagged football
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
March 1st was Read Across America Day. Tiger student-athletes from various sports spent time at schools across Memphis to help celebrate the importance of reading to elementary and middle school children!
“Thanks so much. I truly appreciate everything that the baseball team did Friday. Read Across America Day was very special for our sixth graders. The teachers and students both really enjoyed the event. The baseball players did an outstanding job. They read, signed autographs, took pictures, and answered questions. I was a very proud to be U of M alumni on Friday”
More photos from Soup Sunday at Youth Villages!
Men’s Football and Volleyball player Alexis Wesley spent a day this past week at Youth Villages Soup Sunday event. The guys and gal spent time playing with the kids, helping serve food and even got to participate in a magic show!
Tiger Athletes from the football team, women’s golf team and men’s and women’s track and field are volunteering today to help raise money by answering phones for the Kix 106 St. Jude Radiothon! Women’s golfer Natalie Turk even got to hang out with Ron Childers too!
Although the student-athletes are done with finals and could be relaxing on Holiday Break, some hometown Memphis Tigers helped out the Catholic Charities of West Tennessee in their annual event “Gifts for God’s Children.” The student-athletes from football, track and field and men’s golf assisted the charity by distributing some gifts to some of the 1,200 at-risk children and elderly.
Five student athletes from the soccer, track, and football teams attended the Brookmeade Elementary Bedtime Stories event on November 29. These students represented the school with grace and honor. Our students really loved getting to know the athletes, and throwing the ball with Jacob! To top it off, Jacob played the piano for the crowd! Thanks, Tigers! You made this alumna proud.
-Kelly, Brookmeade Elementary Librarian
A lofty goal of collecting 10,000 books for Memphis City Schools was born from the countless hours University of Memphis student-athletes have spent at Hanley Elementary volunteering as tutors and readers as well as working with students in other capacities.
As the campaign winds down, the Tigers have exceeded their goal. Books are being donated to seven Memphis City Schools deemed “Innovation Zone” schools.
Bring It Book Drive is going on RIGHT NOW! Check out former Memphis Tiger & current Carolina Panther supporting literacy in the mid south!!