by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The season may not start until November but women’s basketball head coach Maurice Smith was at work Friday morning as they welcomed in two groups from the Early Learning Center to the Centennial Center.
The purpose for the visit was to teach the kids about teamwork and following directions while having fun in the process. Smith was on hand with help from three members of his team, in addition to a member of men’s team. GC mascot Thunder even made an appearance to help with the lesson and games that followed.
The kids also had a chance to play “duck, duck, goose” with Thunder, chasing him whenever they were chosen as the goose. They also took part in a relay race that involved dribbling and teamwork.
“I really enjoy the smiles on their faces and how they look up to you when you’re out on the court,” said Kate Palo (Covington, Ga.) freshman guard. “Community support is an awesome thing to have, so if we have that bond we can have people come out and support the team, we’ll be that much stronger.”
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