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East Central CC Women Basketball Players Assist Newton, Miss. Youngsters

Members of the 2013 East Central Community College (Miss.) women’s basketball team recently participated in a community service project at Newton Elementary School. Players and managers read books to kindergarten and first-grade students, assisted with their homework and concluded activities by playing various games outside. In the above photo, (from left) freshman guards Whitney Williams of Chicago, Andreka Harper of Forest and Keoceania Yarbrough of Louisville take turns reading to students in Mrs. Cindy Strickland and Mrs. Faye Chapman’s first-grade class.

Lady Warrior head coach Crandal Porter, who previous led Newton High School basketball programs, initiated the community service project. “Because of my obvious connection with the Newton community, I felt the need to show the connection between sports, and basketball in particular, and education,” said Coach Porter. “Also, I wanted to see the impact that athletes could have on the lives of young kids. We plan to make appearances in other communities and schools as well.”   (EC Photo) 















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