When you think of the organized sports teams your kids compete on, you might not associate it with service. Yet for the girls who play for Coach Kim Lambert, it is one of the highlights of the year. For the team service project this year, Kim’s 3rd/4th grade basketball team donated 15 kits made up of toiletries, snacks and personal items to Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Memphis. The girls also made cards to be given to the guests.
Kim has a passion to serve our community and for children’s sports. The two together are a winning combination.
“Sports team service projects provide an opportunity to teach our children that we are all called to serve, regardless of our age,” she said. Other projects of Kim’s teams include Christ Feeds 2012, donating blankets, yard work and gardening for a woman living in a habitat build house who was too ill to maintain her garden.
Kim hopes to share her ideas with all the CUMC sports teams as she takes on the responsibility of serving as sports misson coordinator. Whether you are a coach or a parent of a team player, contact Athletics for more information about team service projects.
For a list of current serving opportunities, pick up a Be Salt & Light 2013 Serving Guide on tables located across the campus, or download the pdf now.
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