Student-Athletes Give Back at MDA Telethon

by Matt Dunaway
Student-Athletes Give Back at MDA Telethon

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball and gymnastics programs started their Labor Day by answering phones and taking donations Monday as part of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Baton Rouge telethon at the Hilton Capitol Center.

Both teams spent two hours at the event to help raise funds for the telethon and did demonstrations of their respective sports coming out of commercial breaks.

“It really means a lot to me to be a part of a program that helps wonderful organizations like MDA,” outside hitter Angela Bensend said. “We love getting involved in the community, and today was exciting to see the Baton Rouge community donate to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.”

LSU volleyball, ranked No. 21 in the AVCA Top 25, makes its home debut this weekend at the Tiger Classic. The Tigers will welcome New Mexico State, North Carolina and Rice to the Maravich Center.

Tiger gymnastics begins their quest for a third “Super Six” in the last four years and starts practice on September 16.