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FSCC women help Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Fort Scott freshman women's basketball player Danielle Wiese helps one of the Nevada Habitat for Humanity affiliate's workers on a construction project Saturday. FSCC head coach Diana Couch took her players to Nevada to assist the organization, which is headed by FSCC chemistry instructor Dr. Kenneth Osborn.
(Submitted photo/FSCC women's basketball)
NEVADA -- Fort Scott Community College's women's basketball team begins its season tonight when Crowder College comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. game at Arnold Arena. This will be their first chance to see how well they can transfer the lessons they've been learning from practice in scrimmages to game competition.

Saturday afternoon, however, the Greyhounds may have learned some vital lessons in life when they traveled to Nevada to assist the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity in the construction of a house for a low-income family.

"We were so fortunate to be able to be a part of such an amazing cause," FSCC head coach Diana Couch said. "Habitat for Humanity relies on community involvement as their primary source of labor in building these homes. We worked side-by-side with the selected owner of this new home hammering nails and building the framework for her garage.

"I cannot explain the smiles and sense of accomplishment our team had knowing that we built those walls and raised them with our very own hands. I am personally so proud of the commitment my team made to this project. They can't wait to go again and continue their work and to be there when the new owner is handed the keys to her house that they helped build."

The Nevada Habitat for Humanity affiliate is headed by Dr. Kenneth Osborn, who is a chemistry instructor at FSCC.

" It was great to work with such a motivated and dedicated group of women," Osborne said in a letter to Couch Monday morning. "I know that we at Habitat greatly appreciate the many hands and great progress that we were able to make because of them on Saturday."

Both Couch and men's head coach Michael Cook have emphasized community service since each have been in charge of their programs -- Cook since 2008-09 and Couch since last season.

FSCC's women have been a par of other endeavors, including a Breast Cancer Awareness night, which is expected to be held again this season, under Couch.



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