Students at Fulton Elementary School in Springfield got a chance to shoot, dribble and pass with the Wright State University men’s basketball team.
The team visited the school on Oct. 24 for the second year in a row, going through basketball drills with the students. The players interacted with hundreds of students from all six grades for several hours.
“They’ve been really excited to get a basketball that bounces really well,” Jen Beatty, a physical education teacher at the school, said of the students.
The basketball team, which hosts an exhibition game on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. versus Notre Dame College from South Euclid, Ohio, donated the dozen basketballs to the elementary school that were used during the visit.
Beatty said the players were great role models for the students. “Seeing people doing good things in the community and seeing people coming and being able to help is something that they can strive towards,” she said.