CHICAGO - Last week, the Loyola University Chicago women’s basketball made the short trip south to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood to participate in the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School’s “Be Exploratory, Elective Day”.
Members of the team volunteered their time as they served as instructors of a “Wanna Be a Baller” exploratory session with fourth, fifth and sixth graders from the school. The Ramblers both oversaw and participated in drills with students that focused on a variety of areas including shooting, ball handling and footwork. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions of the team about their experiences as Division I student-athletes.
“The kids we worked with were amazing and very energetic about learning all that we do as Loyola women’s basketball players,” Loyola junior Katie Salmon commented. “Seeing their excitement about basketball was very special and made the entire day fun for the team. It was great to be able to give back to the community and I think we learned a lot from the experience as well.”