CARROLLTON, Ga. - September 23, 2019 - The past seven days have been a whirlwind of activity for the University of West Georgia men's basketball program, Head coach Dave Moore and the 2019-20 team have been working hard in the community in the past week, spending three of the seven days engaging with local schools.
The week opened with the Wolves welcoming to school the four-year-olds in the UWG Pre-K as they arrived for class time on Monday, September 16. The team then split up for the three classes, with each team talking basketball, the importance of school, and then reading with the kids.
"I was amazed that several of our players began playing basketball when they were as old as our students, and the players did a wonderful job engaging with the children, showing that reading is the universal connector," said Mary Reid, UWG Pre-K director. "Our students had a blast with them, and the players seemed to truly enjoy their time in our school."
On Friday, the team was back at it in the community, this time reading to Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Carrollton Elementary. For this trip, Wolfie joined in on the fun, helping the team read and spread the #WeRunTogether philosophy in the community.
"Here at Carrollton Elementary, we treasure the strong relationship between our school and the University of West Georgia," said CES Assistant Principal Luke Young. "The students were so incredibly excited to see the players and read books with them and we can't wait to get them back in here to read more books with our tiny Trojans!"
Saturday brought another community engagement opportunity for the Wolves, as the team volunteered at the annual Roopville Hornet 5K, helping that community in their Homecoming celebration.
The season is right around the corner, as the Wolves will tip-off the 2019-20 season on November 8 against Embry-Riddle in The Coliseum. Next week, fans will have the opportunity to pick their spot in The Coliseum for the 2019-20 season, as season tickets for basketball season will be available for purchase on October 1.