SEVERE WX: Dense Fog Advisory View Alerts

Local AAU basketball team gives back

A local AAU coach is teaching his players about more than just basketball.

Posted: Jan. 1, 2018 11:34 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A local AAU coach is teaching his players about more than just basketball. Every year he organizes a community service event for the team to participate in.

They spent their evening serving a meal to the homeless. Everything was homemade by the players and their families.

Coach John Smith said many of the boys rely on community support to play in his league. That's why he said it's important for them to give back.

"Basketball is very expensive and a lot of these kids can't afford this basketball and basketball keeps the kid off the streets and because we have great people to help with fundraising and help donations, it's important for them to give back to the community," said Smith.

Nearly fifty homeless people came to eat, and the team was able to leave behind some leftovers.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Kokomo
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Rensselaer
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 31°
Fowler
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 31°
Williamsport
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 33°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 34°
Frankfort
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 39°
Delphi
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Monticello
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 36°
Logansport
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 36°
Gray, damp, foggy & milder weather followed by some sunshine by Sunday.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events