Student-Athletes Volunteer at Easter Egg Hunt
BATON ROUGE – LSU student-athletes and members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee gathered together to spread some Easter spirit at the Gardere Community Christian School earlier this month.
Various student-athletes across LSU’s many intercollegiate sports teams created a fun and interactive Easter egg hunt for the Gardere Community Christian School students to enjoy. LSU student-athletes spent the day engaging in conversation and playing fun games with the elementary students.
“It’s awesome to be here, from the second that we walk in, all of the students are running up to us and wanting to spend time with us,” said LSU volleyball player Kelly Quinn. “It’s great to be able to hold an Easter egg hunt for them to get into the spirit, while also spending some time with them as well.”
The Gardere Elementary students were all smiles collecting candy-filled eggs with some of their favorite LSU athletes.
“I think it is important for these kids to see athletes out here volunteering and spending time because it can inspire them and help them believe that they can possibly be in our position one day,” said track & field distance runner Bryan Stamey. “They are having a great time and the Easter egg hunt has been a lot of fun so far.”
The Gardere Community Christian School students and staff found the early Easter event very fun and interactive. The students and staff were very thankful for the impact the LSU student-athletes had on the elementary students.
“The students love when LSU athletes come out here,” said Executive Director, and founder of Gradere Community Christian School, Nancy Zito. “Being able to interact with the athletes gives them someone to look up to and an opportunity to learn a little bit more about going to college. At this school we focus on teaching that all things are attainable if you really want them and feel you are capable of achieving them, so having individuals here who are students and athletes spend time with the students is twice as inspiring.”