My gentlemen are smart, hardworking, and brilliant. Our team consists of multi-level players. Our school is a Title I school, meaning that 100% of our students receive free or reduced-priced lunch. Our school is located in a high-poverty neighborhood. My players work very hard every day. Our team has a 98% attendance rate, which means the students rarely miss school. We value our playing time.
Many of my players come from single-parent homes where I am the only male figure they may see a day.
On our team, we blend our traditions to form strong community ties. In addition, approximately 25% of our students are homeless. Although their personal backgrounds put them at a disadvantage they bring their smiles into the classroom every day.
Students on the baseball team will be given the opportunity to see and experience LSU college in Georgia. They will also be able to play in a baseball tournament against teams from across the United States at the same time. This will be a great time for them to play the sport they love and also experience competition on a different level than they are used to in their home state.
This type of competition will help them expand their talent as baseball players and ultimately make them better players.
As gives them the opportunity to be seen by colleges that normally don't visit Tennessee.
These student-athletes invest so much of their time practicing and preparing for games that this trip would be a great, rewarding experience for them. Most students come from a lower economic background and would not have the opportunity to travel and experience Georgia any other way. This would be the trip that can change their future.
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