Hilltoppers With Heart: February and March Update

The WKU women's basketball, baseball, softball, track and field and soccer teams, as well as the department staff, were active in the Bowling Green community in the months of February and March as a part of Hilltoppers With Heart, WKU Athletics' official community service program.

Women's Basketball
The team visited Fountain Lake Middle School in Hot Springs, Ark., while in the city for the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Classes at the school had "adopted" conference schools over the previous few weeks, and the Lady Toppers came to the classroom to answer questions, take pictures and sign autographs.

More than 50 people took part in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser for childhood cancer research organized by the Omega Phi Alpha service sorority after a baseball game. Most had their heads shaved for donations while a few got their hair cut to donate to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths program, which donates wigs to the American Cancer Society. This is the third year the sorority has hosted the event.

The team traded its cleats for bowling shoes at the Big Brother Big Sister Bowl For Kids Sake annual fundraiser.

Track and Field
Three members of the team and an assistant coach went to Rockfield Elementary to participate in "Read Across America Day" as guest readers for children.

Several WKU soccer players participated in “Begin with the End in Mind” at Rockfield Elementary. This event was about teaching children to start thinking about life goals that they want to accomplish and to start planning now. Some members of the team also participated in "Read Across America Day" at the school.

Athletic Department Staff
The athletic department staff was part of the reason why United Way's "Feed The Need" program collected over 50,000 items to donate in four local counties.