WCTV | Tallahassee, Thomasville, Valdosta | News, Weather, Sports

VSU Students Spend Sping Break Helping Others

By: Eames Yates
By: Eames Yates

Valdosta, GA -- March 23, 2012 --

26 student athletes from Valdosta State University spent their spring break in the Bahamas.

But instead of beaches and parties, they focused their attention on helping under-privileged children.

It was part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They set a record for being the largest group to ever serve on a foreign mission trip.

One of the student athletes spoke about his connection with the kids.

VSU student Chris Pope says, "Over time they saw the good in us. And it was kind of a rougher area and I just felt like we brought a lot of light and, you know, a lot of glory to that school. And it was just wonderful. They didn't want us to leave, we didn't want to leave. It was just a wonderful time."

The student-athletes spent their days teaching conflict resolution. In the afternoon they would play basketball, soccer and dodgeball with the kids.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 144053096