CCU student athletes, coaches, cheerleaders show they care
CCU and United Way of Horry County have partnered for the Caring for Kindergartners program since 2002 as a way of giving back to the community.
Following the reading, each students put the book's lesson of giving into action by drawing a picture and creating a greeting card for an elderly homebound senior citizen in Horry County. The card was attached to one of several hundred baskets stuffed with special items for senior shut-ins in the annual "Make Someone's Day" program now in its 12th year.
"Having sports figures come into their classroom is a thrilling experience for our children," says Olivia Garren, president of United Way of Horry County. "Being able to interact with the CCU players, coaches and cheerleaders is a very positive time for everyone. In addition, this program exemplifies the true 'chain of caring' -- from a college student to a kindergarten student and eventually to an older citizen within our community."