Aug. 29, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The women's basketball team volunteered Thursday and Friday to help launch the Tuscaloosa County Children's Policy Council's new program called The Battle of the Best. The Battle of the Best is aimed at promoting school attendance and reducing juvenile offenses by offering incentives to students for positive behavior.
As part of the program's tipoff, Alabama head coach Kristy Curry and members of the basketball team visited both Eastwood Middle School and Westlawn Middle School to take part in their assemblies. Coach Curry spoke at the Eastwood assembly on Thursday, while senior Briana Hutchen took the mic on Friday at Westlawn. During both days, student-athletes were on hand to interact with the students.
Since Curry took over last season, the Crimson Tide has been involved in numerous community service endeavors including Habitat for Humanity, Hoops for Heart at Huntington Place Elementary School, Upward Basketball, playing games and serving dessert to the residents of Capstone Village Retirement Community, assisting with the MDA Lock-Up event, lunch and making gingerbread houses with the students of the CrossingPoints transition program (students ages 18-21 with disabilities) and volunteering at Brewer-Porch Children's Center.
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