UAB basketbal players seen here playing hoops with children at the Ronald McDonald House.
April 17, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB men’s basketball team took time out from its schedule this week to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Wednesday night in efforts to enhance UAB’s community service coverage and provide services to the Birmingham area.
“Our team was excited about this opportunity to give back to the community and help others in need," head coach Jerod Haase said. “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community and enhance our student-athletes experience while they are here.”
The team offered a helping hand and participated in serving meals to the children and families under the charity’s operation. The families staying at Ronald McDonald House enjoyed the meal and the company of the Blazers' men's basketball team.
“This is a really a fun way for us to come together as a team and to be of service to those who are going through some difficult challenges right now,” Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative and freshman guard Denzell Watts said.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, Inc. (RMHCA) is committed to enhancing the lives of children and families, with a primary emphasis on facilitating access to pediatric health care for residents of Alabama and adjacent states.
RMHCA provides a safe, affordable, supportive ‘home-away-from-home’ for sick or injured children and their families when they travel to Birmingham for medical treatment, and a place to rest and re-group while only steps from their sick child's bedside at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
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