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Women's Basketball Volunteers Time to Those in Need at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Courtesy: Sean Daniels, WMU Media Relations
Release: 07/26/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Completely unprovoked, the Western Michigan women’s basketball team spent some time volunteering at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission by serving food and interacting with the community out of the good of their hearts. 

“This may be one of my proudest moments as the coach here at Western Michigan,” Bronco head coach Shane Clipfell said. “This was completely thought of and organized by our team members and it was spearheaded by Marley Hill. It was simply an act of putting others before self and it was a great moment for all those who participated. Making a positive difference in the lives of others is one of the greatest deeds to undertake and I'm very happy our team put this deed into play all on their own.”

The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission helps out homeless or abused men, women and children. They provide their basic needs as well as for their deeper emotional and spiritual needs. The group makes efforts to help these people in need get back on their feet.

“We did it because we know how fortunate we are and how blessed we are,” Hill said, who is a junior forward, “We wanted to give back to the community and show our support to people who are in need. We wanted to display the Bronco pride.”

Hill added that the team spent time looking after kids and playing with them to help give the parents some time to themselves.

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