FRANKFORT, Ky. — Before they begin play in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championships, members of the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens took time Tuesday morning to give back.
During national tournament week, student-athletes are given the chance to participate in outreach events through the NAIA Champions of Character program. These events allow the student-athletes to give back to the community that hosts the event.
For members of the Flying Queens, that meant taking time to read with students at Peaks Mill Elementary School.
The Champions of Character program is designed to help instill values that build character so students, coaches and parents know and do the right thing on and off the field.
The 18th-ranked Flying Queens (20-11) open play in the 32-team tournament by taking on 15th-ranked Lewis-Clark State College (26-5) of Idaho at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frankfort Convention Center.
Live streaming of all Flying Queens games, as well as the Pioneers’ national tournament games from Kansas City, Mo., will be shown for free at the Laney Center on the Wayland campus. Private cost to watch streaming is $24.95 for a tournament pass or $9.95 for a single day.
For more information, go to www.naia.org.