Charlotte, NC -- To celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday last week, players and staff of the Johnson & Wales University Men's Basketball Team visited the Levine Museum of the South. The museum featured a MLK exhibit that included film, performances, and interactive exhibits dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. King and his impact on the civil rights of all people.
Head Coach Jim Casciano hoped to provide a teambuilding experience and help his players better understand the history behind Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. "I wanted our team to learn more about Dr. King and the civil rights movement and how his efforts make a difference in their lives today," he said. "I feel that it is important for our players to be exposed to educational opportunities outside of their formal JWU education."
The Wildcats are on the road this week as they travel to Bob Jones University on Tuesday and Mid-Atlantic University on Friday. Both games are parts of doubleheaders with the women's team. Game times are 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM on both days. Tuesday's games can be viewed online at www.bjubruins.com/live or through the JWU Athletics schedule page.