KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Volunteering Off Of The Court



Bookmark and Share

In Sioux Falls for the day, the Hanson High School volleyball team volunteers for an afternoon at Jane Addams Elementary. From the kids to the teachers, excitement fills the room.

"When we get any type of sports coming in kids love it,” explains 3rd and 4th grade teacher Donna Bumann.

Just like the players' love for the game, the desire to do a good job brings a little bit of nerves, both on and off the court--just ask Assistant Coach Yolanda Price.

"We really wanted to just keep them busy all day and not focus as much on the game tomorrow night, so getting them to come here brings them a different set of nerves but it is also good for them to be exposed to different things too,” says Price.

Hailey Doyle is one of 16 players on her way to the state tournament, now helping kids learn the basics of counting change.

"Just, like, when I walked in and saw all of their smiles, it makes you feel good,” says Doyle.

For this group of 3rd and 4th graders, English is their second language. Students have a variety of different skill levels and wants and needs.

"Just talking with somebody else and having more individualized attention,” says Bumann.

A lesson in the classroom impacts each of their families as a whole.

“It's absolutely amazing, it helps so much and their parents appreciate it so much,” adds Bumann.

It's an experience the team can’t find on the gym floor, no matter the championship.

"Who knows where life will take them and it might impact them and their future,” says Price.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Burke Woman Killed In Crash Near Gregory

A Burke woman died in a one-vehicle roll-over crash near ...

Local Store Hours For Black Friday Shopping  story with video

Black Friday deals are starting earlier and ...

Pair Arrested For Drugs After Theft Of Headbands

Two Rapid City residents pulled over by police for ...

The Race To Get In Black Friday Shopping Lines  Nov. 27

Maker Of Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Hits Record  Nov. 27

Shoppers Grab Last-Minute Thanksgiving Items  Nov. 27

Producers: Pipeline Not A Cure-All For Rail Delays  Nov. 27

The Banquet Serves Up Free Thanksgiving Meals  Nov. 27

KDLT News Archive
     

Mustangs thrilled to be headed to Elite 8  story with video

The Mustangs of SMSU are headed to the Elite 8 for the first time ...

Augvie women win in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Augustana women's basketball team kicked off the ...

Butler loves Jacks chances in playoffs  story with video

Defense might be the difference in Saturday's playoff game in Bozeman. And Jackrabbits ...

Robinson inspires her teammates and coach  story with video  Nov. 27

Stampede win at Fargo  Nov. 26

Bos leads Coyotes to win at Dome over Wayne State  story with video  Nov. 26

Jansen, Richter lead Vikes to 7th straight win  story with video  Nov. 26

Wilber's DWU Tigers unbeaten after 9 games  story with video  Nov. 26

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top