STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's and women's tennis programs may have closed out the first semester on the courts, but the Huskies continue to volunteer their time with local youth organizations. Most recently, the two programs spent afternoons at Hockanum Elementary and Silver Lane Elementary in East Hartford, Conn.
The UConn student-athletes took part in an after school program to help the students with homework, studying principles, and reading assignments. Following the academics, the Huskies participated in art projects and helped out with a physical education class and group activities.
“Volunteering was a great experience as a team," commented senior Maxene Weinberg. "Together we were able to take time out from hectic schedules to really connect with the young students. The kids were adorable and the experience was heartwarming. Not only did we have fun, but we all walked away feeling like we made a difference in these children’s lives."
Senior Natalie Robson added, “It was a really great experience for the whole team. We were able to go into the school and make a difference for these kids. We had such a good time, and they made just as much of a difference in our lives as we hopefully did for them”
On the men's side, senior Josh Palmer stated, "It's always a satisfying feeling to give baack to our community. Having the opportunity to interact with the children of Hockanum Elementary School give us a great sense of pride in our University."