October 2, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 27

Raider girls mentor younger set through grant

A $5,700 grant is helping Lake Roosevelt lady basketball players mentor young students from the 3-6 grades.

Lady Raiders are helping girls from grades 3-6 get familiar with basketball through a grant the district won. Raiders are assisting in three clinics and are mentoring with the young girls at the LRHS gym. A mini-tournament will be held Oct. 5. Here, Raider basketball players are teaching the girls the importance of warming up before playing.

The Lady Raiders are holding three basketball clinics teaching the younger students, about 25 of them, the basics of the game.

Two clinics have already been held and the third is scheduled Oct. 2. A mini-basketball tournament is planned for Saturday, Oct. 5, at the high school gym.

The grant is from the Charlotte Martin Foundation and was written by Mary Schilling, grant writer for the school district.

The grant paid half the expenses for LRHS lady basketball players to spend a week at a Western Washington University clinic last summer and provide basketballs and other equipment for the Lady Raider team.

About 10 Lady Raiders are participating in the mentor program with the 3-6 graders.

Schilling said the younger girls look up to the high school team members and gave them an ovation after one of the sessions.

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