Women's Basketball Teams-Up With Habitat for Humanity

Women's Basketball Teams-Up With Habitat for Humanity

April 27, 2009

The University of Miami women’s basketball team, along with the women’s soccer and volleyball teams, paired up to give back to the community Saturday, April 25, participating in the Habitat for Humanity Project in the Liberty City section of northwest Miami. They helped to build a home for a deserving family, a project that has stretched for two weeks with UM athletic teams helping throughout.

The event was comprised of UM women’s athletics teams, as they helped to give back to the community that supports them so proudly. Also present on Saturday was Dr. Donna Shalala – President of the University of Miami, while Laura Kuhn (UM women’s volleyball assistant coach) and the women’s basketball staff assisted with the project as well.

They have been involved in aspects of the project from the ground up, so to speak, assisting in laying the foundation, stabling the foundation, and most recently roofing. Together, the Hurricanes paired with members of a professional construction crew and fellow volunteers to help build a home for a deserving family in the Miami-Dade community.

“All of my players and staff thoroughly enjoyed the Habitat for Humanity experience,” said head coach Katie Meier. “Besides feeling great about giving back to the community, I think we all had fun! Miami is a special city and serves as such a great educational backdrop for the University. I feel like my players certainly learned and grew from the experience. We also learned that roofing is a TOUGH JOB!”

Miami worked tirelessly all day long on the project, helping to build the home. The Hurricanes took part in roofing the house for the majority of the day, as the swimming & diving and women’s soccer team helped to build the foundation last weekend.

For more information on the University of Miami and the Community Outreach program for which they are very-much involved, please log on to www.hurricanesports.com, and locate the `Canes in the Community link.