A project planned and carried out by 14 students in a service learning course taught by Assistant Professor of Business Tracy McCurry drew 54 children and youths aged 5 to 15 to a free sports clinic in Due West last month.
The sports clinic, which lasted about two hours, consisted of three sessions—one dedicated to stretching and throwing, another to fielding, and a third to hitting and base running.
“Our service learning course is a business elective for our majors,” McCurry said. “The course is divided into two major parts—service learning projects and volunteering.
“Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work for the course. They also had to participate in two to three service learning projects over the course of the semester.”
Student volunteers for the sports clinic were sophomore Brandon Brasher of Boiling Springs, S.C.; junior Zach Carter of Rock Hill, S.C.; junior Julia Cole of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; junior Reagan Davis of Piedmont, S.C.; senior Cody Edkins of Rock Hill, S.C.; junior Sara Dooley of Pickens, S.C.; freshman Chloe Hamilton of Dallas, N.C.; sophomore Mills Parks of Spartanburg, S.C.; junior Joe Russo of Farmingville, N.Y.; senior Alysha Tabb of McCormick, S.C.; and junior Trevor Wood of Dexter, Ga. The project manager was junior Sheridan Butcher of Lexington, S.C.