Softball Players Visit Children in Hospital
BATON ROUGE — Members of the LSU softball team visited the children’s ward at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon as part of the Shaquille O’Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program.
The softball team spoke with the children, signed autographs and passed out LSU temporary tattoos. They helped to brighten the day for the children who are being hospitalized.
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.