Basketball players assist CARDV

TaiRhe Turner uses a brush to apply stain.
TaiRhe Turner uses a brush to apply stain.

With assistance from 20 William Woods basketball players and members of the Heartland Church youth group (led by WWU alum Laura Maxwell, the Rotary Club of Fulton had a successful work day at the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) Sept. 30.

WWU men's bb team
WWU men’s bb team

Coach Nick Totta and his players spent more than two hours replacing boards in the privacy fence around the CARDV yard, staining the fence and digging post holes for a new gate. The community service project was part of the student-athletes’ Champions of Character involvement. WWU recently ranked fifth in the nation for its NAIA Champions of Character participation.

The work day was coordinated by Dori Shirley, community service chair for the Rotary Club of Fulton. The club raised $3,600 to fund projects at CARDV and that money was matched by Rotary District 6080. The club plans to purchase a swing set and furniture, among other things needed by CARDV.

“This is a wonderful group of men,” Shirley said of the basketball players. “I wish them all the success in their futures. Thank you all so much.”