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WCU’s NAIA Champions of Character Program

Hattiesburg, Miss., March 21, 2013 - While in Kansas City, Mo., for the 2013 Buffalo Funds - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division 1 Basketball National Championship, the William Carey University men’s basketball team spoke to the middle school students at Christ the King School as part of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative.

The mission of the NAIA Champions of Character is program is to provide training for student-athletes, coaches, and parents to instill values that build character both on and off the field. The Crusaders spoke to the young fans at Christ the King School about the NAIA Five Core Values: Integrity, Servant Leadership, Respect, Responsibility, and Sportsmanship. The WCU players described each core value and how it applies not only to sports, but to everyday life. Following the presentation, they conducted a question and answer session.

“Our team really enjoyed our champions of character program with Christ the King students. It gave us an opportunity to have a positive impact on these young students,” said WCU Head Coach Steve Knight. 
 

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Pictured is the William Carey University men’s basketball team with the students at Christ the King School in Kansas, Mo., after the team spoke with them about the Champions of Character initiative.