Pilots visit Cedar Creek Elementary
March 14, 2006
Kansas City, MO---The LSUS Pilots were able to use an idle Monday afternoon to visit with Cedar Creek Elementary School. Lauren Kerr, the head of the after school program at Cedar Creek, anxiously awaited with 40 very excited kids for the arrival of the Pilots and their message about what it means to be a “Champion of Character”.
Head Coach Chad McDowell introduced the Pilots to the group to break the ice before allowing the player’s to split up with their own groups and talk about the game, the tournament, and how tall they are.
After the relay games and free-throw contests, the floor was open to the kids for a question and answer period for their favorite player’s and coaches. Questions ranged from who is the best player to did LSUS beat KU this year?
“This was just a great opportunity for our young men to get out and interact with kids from a different community who have never been to Louisiana or who have never seen a 6’8 basketball player up close before. I think our guys did an excellent job making sure the kids enjoyed themselves, and yet they explained what it means to them to be a part of a team and how important it is to conduct yourself with class on and off the court,” explained coach McDowell.
Once the autographs were signed and the t-shirts were handed out, the Pilots said their goodbyes to their newest 40 fans. LSUS will practice today at 2:30pm before the NAIA Buffalo Funds Champions of Character Banquet which begins at 6:30pm.