Volleyball Players Help Kids In Crisis (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – The Aspire Volleyball Club, which features players ages 13 to 18, from Lawrence to Warrick counties including Dubois in between recentlyembarked on a first-ever community service project which benefits children in crisis and the Jasper office of the Indiana Department of Children Services…

(NNDC Reporter) – The Aspire players, including those from Jasper, Southridge and Northeast Dubois collected hundreds of items including 135 backpacks over a three-week period.

The items, including stuffed animals, will be used by the Department of Family Services to give to kids that are victims of a crisis and must be removed from their homes.

This was a first-time service project the Aspire coaches put together to show their players the importance of taking leadership roles in their lives, now and after their volleyball playing days are over…

(JOLYNNE CRUZ ON CAMERA) “We wanted to do something that was going to help them be prepared for any leadership role they may find themselves in and help them see that a big part of being a leader is to serve. And so, we want to do our part as coaches, and as adults, to help prepare the girls for life after volleyball.”

Cruz and her husband have worked for DCS in the past so they’ve seen first-hand the need for these kinds of items.

Aspire Volleyball plans to make this an annual project

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