For the Gazette
WILBERFORCE — The Central State women’s basketball team donated school supplies to Warner Middle School in Xenia.
The team donated a variety of notebooks, pencils and books. Warner instructors Jamie Simpson and Janice Tillman-Harrison accepted the team’s donations during a brief reception in the CSU Hall of Fame on Thursday evening.
Tillman-Harrison, a graduate of Central State, expressed the school’s gratitude. “We really appreciate the team’s efforts and donations to our kids,” Tillman Harrison said to the team members. “As a former Lady Marauder, it makes me proud to see CSU students doing great things for our community.”
CSU Coach Sheba Harris emphasized the importance of her players’ willingness to do all they can to help others.
“This is our second year participating with the Xenia School District in our school supply donation program,” said Coach Harris, “Part of the mission of the program is to mold better people and citizens of the community. By collecting these supplies, our players contribute to their local community and learn the importance of giving back.”
The Lady Marauders will continue to give back throughout the year with numerous outreach strategies including a pen pal program, the Reading is Knowledge program along with volunteer work at the Xenia Fish Pantry. The team will also be present during this Saturday’s ALS Co-Ed Charity Basketball Game held at Thurgood Marshall High School as well as Sunday’s ALS Walk.
The ALS fundrasing events are designed to promote awareness of the disease. For more information on this weekend’s ALS awareness events, please visit www.teamtrona.com.