Charlotte, NC -- Community service plays a key role in the men's basketball program at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC. As a part of the Charlotte community, it is important for the team to support organizations in the area. With this in mind, the members of the JWU men's basketball program has conducted two basketball clinics this season.
On November 15, the team hosted a clinic for boys and girls from the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center in Charlotte. The clinic covered the fundamentals of the game, and the participants received instruction from members of the team and played games with the Wildcat players. After the clinic, the boys and girls were given a pizza party, and they attended JWU’s game against Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
On December 6, the JWU basketball team visited the Charlotte McCrorey YMCA and hosted a clinic for over sixty boys and girls. Once again, the team members were instructors, teaching the fundamentals of the game. Both the team and the participants had a great time sharing their love for basketball.
Johnson & Wales Athletics encourages its student-athletes to give back to the community in various ways. JWU teams have worked special events and galas, 5K runs, sport clinics, children's camps, and other events in the name of community outreach. For more information or to contact JWU Athletics about a volunteer opportunity, visit charlotte.jwuathletics.com to reach out to a particular coach or call Callie Phillips, JWU Athletics Director of Promotions, at 980-598-1842.