MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Last Friday, the Auburn Montgomery women's soccer and women's basketball teams each spent their free time partnering with special education children from Crump Elementary School to participate in Buddy Ball here on AUM's campus.
Members of the women's soccer team each paired with a child, teaching them the basic rules of the game before participating in various relay races at the AUM Soccer Complex.
In all, 14 members of the team took part in the event, which concluded with a scrimmage and the passing out of schedule posters and signed autographs.
"It was certainly a rewarding, enriching moment for our team," head coach Jamey Newsome said. "I think it meant just as much to our players as it did to the students involved. It was nice to have the opportunity to give back to our community."
Women's basketball, meanwhile, partnered up with the kids and guided them through dribbling and shooting drills. After their time on the court, the Warhawks helped the children's teachers distribute lunch and interacted with the students as they ate.
"It was a great opportunity for our players to work with a group of kids who would not typically get the opportunity to attend campus or clinics," assistant coach Haley Rosa said. "Our young ladies did an awesome job engaging the students and had a great time getting to know them and teaching them different skills. It was a very rewarding experience for all of us."
Additional pictures from the event can be found here.