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January 28, 1999
Florida State’s success in athletics brings a great deal of attention to the University and to each student-athlete. The Seminoles are committed to giving back to the community and the Office of Student Development continues to place FSU student-athletes in parts of their community where they can do the most good. Just a sampling of recent visits include:
The annual Hope for Kids program held this year at the Leon County Civic Center. The Hope for Kids is a non-profit group which collects toys for disadvantaged children. Student-athletes helped attract people by signing autographs at the event. The student-athletes who took time out to help were Nick Whidden, Chris Whidden, Tommy Kunish, Ryan Sprague, Keith Cottrell, Corey Simon and Jean Jeune.
The Men’s Basketball team continues to go to area schools and present their program – Champs Read. The basketball players visit students and read stories in hopes of encouraging youngsters to read.
Aisha Thornton and Norisha Campbell of Women’s Volleyball helped kick-off the Girl Scout cookie season by participating in a celebrity cookie eating contest
Jean Jeune of Football and Val Linley of Women’s Basketball visited a local church in which the service was presented entirely by the youth. They answered questions posed by the children and encouraged them to be sportsmanlike in their daily lives.
There is much more going on everyday. If your organization would like help from Florida State’s student-athletes contact the Office of Student Development at 644-2996.