Local students spend time talking with UAB women's basketball players.
April 3, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Members of the UAB women’s basketball team spent time at the Career and College Day on Thursday at the Hayes K-8 School in Birmingham. The purpose of the event is to assist students in furthering their educational careers by becoming informed of their options in their preferred field of study. Student-athletes interacted with the children and talked to them about being successful in school and in sports.
In this annual event, the Hayes K-8 School works to build connections with their community members while also extending students’ views of their future educational plans. Handing out posters and flyers, members of the UAB women’s basketball team encouraged the young students to do well in school, attend college and continue playing their favorite sport.
Mrs. Evelyn Jones, the school counselor, noted that the focus of the Career Day was to “prepare our students to be college and career ready.”
The event also serves to provide the students with exposure to other avenues as well as leaving them with a memory. The Blazers look forward to participating in this event again next spring.
The Blazers have been active in the community this spring and are always excited to get out to local schools.
“This event gives our student-athletes an opportunity to serve the community and share their knowledge on what it takes to be successful in whatever path these youngsters choose,” said UAB Director of Student-Athlete Support Services and Community Relations, Justin Mackey.
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