|Girls Win Off the Basketball Court|
|Written by Mike Woody|
|Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:00|
Before the 2012-13 season tips-off the Tippecanoe High School girls basketball team earned their first victory on Saturday, November 3 without ever stepping foot onto a court.
They took to the yard of several area homes and assisted each other in raking up all the leaves.
For coach Aaron Jackson, the measure of the team’s true success goes beyond its performance during games. His desire is for sports to just be one aspect of the girls contribution to the neighborhood. “We just don’t care about basketball but serving in the community too,” said Jessica Wise, a senior guard.
Jackson collected addresses of the elderly and others in need of assistance with raking their yard. Through the afternoon the girls worked together, developing a sense of unity that will further benefit them on the court. “It’s good for team bonding and makes us feel good about ourselves for helping others,” said Wise.
In addition to raking leaves, the team will also go to Children’s Hospital in December and deliver gifts. They also visit nursing homes. Each girl is thankful for the opportunity to represent Tipp City as a member of the basketball and is glad to express their appreciation through such acts of service. “Our team works on giving back to the community and we really enjoy it,” said senior, Sara Janosik.
Without having yet to play a game, their seasons begins on November 23, the Tippecanoe girls basketball team already has a winning record after having achieved a moral victory.