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2014-02-09 Tigers experience weekend with children of Nazarene Athletics for eighth consecutive year
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ONU men's basketball spent a day with Nazarene Athletics for the eighth straight year

Tigers experience weekend with children of Nazarene Athletics for eighth consecutive year

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — The weekend of Feb. 8-9, was rewarding for the ONU men’s basketball team. For the eighth consecutive year, the Tigers spent two days with Nazarene Athletics, a youth sports organization from Chicago Heights Church of the Nazarene. The team hosted the group at the Tigers’ 59-42 win over Holy Cross College (Ind.) on Saturday, then traveled to Chicago Heights for morning worship and a basketball clinic.

Following lunch with Senior Pastor Randy Dodd and Nazarene Athletics Director Jeff Hale, the Tigers held a basketball clinic involving approximately 30 children. The Tigers led drills, demonstrated basketball techniques and participated in an autograph session. There were also contests to win prizes and time set aside for the children to interact with the players before the Tigers left for Bourbonnais.

Sophomore Reid Farchmin (Mahomet, Ill.) commented on his experience: “Today was an awesome combination of being able to play basketball and live as a godly example for young kids! It’s such a blessing when God can use the talents He gave to you to further His kingdom.”