(SYDNEY, N.S.) – Cape Breton University Capers men’s basketball has started a team initiative in committing to a minimum number of community service hours in both the fall and winter semesters this year.
Assistant coach Bill Burns facilitated today’s visit to Coxheath Elementary school in Coxheath, N.S., near Sydney.
Third-year forward Cedric Kasango from Welland, Ont. and second-year guard Seth Amoah from Montreal, Que. sat in on Grade Primary classes and helped with the day’s lesson plan.
The two student-athletes also jumped in on an impromptu game of parachute soccer in the gym before they went into class.
“We really feel that reaching out to our community is a great learning experience for our student-athletes,” said Capers head coach Matt Skinn.
He says this not only allows his players to connect with youth in the community, but fosters relationships that contribute to the sense of pride they feel when competing at home and within the AUS.
“The people of CBU and Cape Breton Regional Municipality are a prideful, strong-willed group,” said Skinn. “And we are going to continue to try and represent them to the best of our abilities.”