Sept. 22, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Despite the hectic pace of being an NCAA Division I student-athlete, the Lamar Cardinal football team took a break from game preparation Friday to spend time with children at Buckner Children's Village. The Cardinal players spent time playing different games with the children including football, volleyball and basketball as well as yard games like red light green light and jump rope.
"Our athletes look forward to every opportunity they have to give back to the community," said Academic Specialist Andrew Caudill. "Beaumont, and the whole golden triangle area, does a great job of supporting our teams, and this is just a small way that we can give back to the community that has given so much to us. Our players really look forward to this."
Buckner Children's Village seeks to transform the lives of vulnerable children and build strong families through Christ-centered living. The Children's Village assists with foster care, adoption, residential care and transition programs. They also provide counseling, after-school programs as well as job-readiness training.
The Cardinals are making plans to return to Buckner Children's Village again during the 2013 season.