What started as a casual conversation about plans for the long weekend turned into an opportunity to give back. 8th grader Will Bright was talking to some of his teammates before basketball practice on Friday afternoon and mentioned that a few of them would be participating in a Hands on Nashville service program on Monday. As the conversation continued, a few others mentioned that it would be a fun activity to do as a team. Coach JK Scott suggested “that they do it and not just talk about it”. So they did!
On Monday, a school holiday, the Middle School basketball team joined more than 150 student volunteers in sorting over 17,000 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. A way of putting into practice and honoring the legacy of giving back that was such a part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. The day’s activities marked the launch of Fit 2 Serve, a yearlong initiative to engage youth ages 11 to 18 to combat childhood obesity through education, movement and volunteerism.
*Video courtesy of NewsChannel5.com (http://bit.ly/MSBBHON)
*Information on Fit 2 Serve courtesy of Hands on Nashville (http://www.hon.org/HomePage/index.php/home.html)