October 11, 2013

Tornado volunteer at Bristol YWCA

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Since the beginning of school this fall, the King University men's volleyball team has been volunteering at the Bristol, Tenn., YWCA. Two nights a week, members of the team have taught volleyball to young girls at the YWCA Youth Volleyball League.

The league is comprised of boys and girls from ages 4-12. Members of the King men's volleyball team have run practices on Monday and Tuesday nights for the last six weeks, and coached their teams in games on Saturday mornings. The Tornado have been helping out with the YWCA Youth Volleyball League for each of the last four years.

This is a great outreach for the men's volleyball team to be active in the Bristol community and to promote the sport of volleyball. It also serves as good learning experience for the players as they get to coach young girls and boys the skills that they have learned throughout their playing careers. It also serves as a great way for the King men's volleyball team to be integrated into the community.

"We are always happy to work with the community, especially at the YWCA," head coach Ryan Booher said. "Our team has enjoyed our time with the young boys and girls in the league, especially teaching the game of volleyball. It's always good to give back to the community that supports our team and King Athletics."

The Tornado open their 2014 season at home on January 17 and 18 when the host the King University Invitational.