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Wednesday, March 04, 2009The Lipscomb volleyball team held a free Mini Clinic in February in Allen Arena after a basketball game with USC Upstate.
Twenty-two children, ages from 6-13, were in attendance. They were taught the basic skills of passing and serving. The main focus on this clinic was to give back to the community while having fun and teaching the kids basic volleyball skills.
"With this being our first clinic, we didn't know how it was going to turn out," said assistant coach Samantha Sullivan who worked with the clinic along with assistant Ann Mullins. "But so far we have had nothing but positive feedback from the parents and kids."
The clinic was part of an emphasis of the athletic department to reach out to the community whenever possible.
"It is a great opportunity for our staff and athletes to give back to the community," said Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal. "It was awesome to see such a great turn out of kids who have never played before, to kids who play for local clubs such as Impact and Select.
"We have had wonderful support this year from many families, and this is our opportunity to give back to those families and help create a bigger fan base."
The next clinic is planned for March 22.