Student athletes who wish to give back to their communities may want to consider attending a university that offers service opportunities. For example, Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) in Delaware hosts a summer basketball camp for children, according to the school.
Each year, the campers are invited back to the school to participate in pre-game rituals. During one game against Caldwell College, the children were on court for the National Anthem and the announcement of the starting lineups. They also participated in shooting baskets during halftime.
Prizes such as GBC basketballs and official game-worn Lightning basketball jerseys were raffled off during both the men's and women's games.
"It was great to see all the campers from last summer," said Chuck Hammond, the men's basketball head coach. "We really appreciate all the campers and their families who came out for the game."
His team earned an 84-73 win.
"It was great having some of our campers come out to support our team," said Jen Carleton, head coach for the women's team. "Our girls loved seeing them, and we are all looking forward to camp this summer."
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional athletes can earn an average of $79,460 per year.
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