Women's Water Polo: Tigers Give Back To The Community, Visit One.TLC School
With the season well under way, Pacific's women's water polo team took a break from its busy training schedule earlier this month when the team had the opportunity to visit with elementary students at the TLC School on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.
During the visit members of Pacific's women's water polo team led six 5th and 6th graders, as well as 18 students ranging from kindergarten to the 4th grade through a warm-up and taught the students how to play water polo on land. "I was amazed at how excited the kids were when we taught them the fundamentals of our sport," said freshman Elise Martin. "Everybody's participation made it an amazing experience and I hope to go back."
Before the Tigers left the school the team left bookmarks with reading lists for the students as part of Pacific's Read to Win Program. If students read 20 books in a month they will receive a free ticket to a Pacific Athletics event.
"Our team had a lot of fun spending time with the kids at TLC!" stated junior Brittany Lloyd. "It was a really rewarding experience as it is always great to be able to give back to the community"
One.TLC School in Stockton is a credentialed K-6 school in for homeless children which focuses on literacy, individualized instruction, diagnostic assessments, and support services for children whose parents or guardians are homeless or in transition.