Members of West Chester East Boys and Girls basketball teams spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service sharing their skills with West Chester Area School District students in grades 3 - 8 at a basketball clinic held at the West Chester YMCA. The event was free to participants, but they were encouraged to bring canned goods that were donated to the Chester County Food Bank.
During the two-hour clinic, high school players worked with 70 children on a variety of basketball skills ranging from dribbling to shooting to agility and footwork. West Chester East Basketball head coaches Tom Durant and Erin Listrani and assistant coaches Caroline DeAngelo and Kevan Garvin also lent their expertise.
"In the midst of their intense seasons, our players and coaches took the time to help these young ballers learn some new skills and had fun while doing so," said Kelly Richardson,co-coordinator of the MLK Day basketball clinic. "There were plenty of smiling faces on the court, both young and older, and the energy level was awesome!"
Richardson added that while the day centered around basketball, the nearly 400 food items that were collected for the Chester County Food Bank serve as a reminder of the generosity of the West Chester community.
The Chester County Food Bank partners with more than 120 agencies in the county to provide food to those in need.