Women's Golf Visits Local Children's Ward
BATON ROUGE — Members of the LSU women’s golf team visited the children’s ward at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon as part of the Shaquille O’Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program.
Representatives of the women’s team visited with the children in the hospital, speaking to the pint-sized patients, signing autographs and handing out LSU temporary tattoos as part of a series of visits by LSU student-athletes aimed at cheering up the sick children.
The hospital visits are sponsored by the Shaquille O’Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program. The CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program was designed by the NCAA to help student-athletes realize higher academic achievement, increase likelihood of graduation and enter a chosen profession with a higher level of vision, knowledge, motivation, self-responsibility and greater overall success. In Spring 2003, the CHAMPS/ Life Skills Program at LSU honored one of the Tigers’ most memorable graduates, Shaquille O’Neal, by naming the program after him.