Athletes for Hope

Southern University Athletes Give Back Through the Three O’Clock Project

On Friday, July 31st Southern Soccer and Southern Volleyball volunteered at a Three O’Clock Project food distribution site, Full Gospel United Pentecostal in North Baton Rouge. With the commitment to keeping kids physically active through our service, student athletes distributed 120 fitness items to kids sponsored by Athletes for Hope.

“Athletes for Hope athletes were truly emotionally invested in what we’re doing to help feed the community and spread a little hope. We are so happy to have them. They did a great job passing out balls to the kids while we distributed meals. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much!”- Joshua Michael Selser, Three O’Clock Project.

The mission of Three O’Clock Project is to provide meals and nutrition education for at-risk students after school. In response to the COVID19 shutdown, Three O’Clock Project reached beyond their mission of only after school and began delivering weekly meals to ensure kids and the community were supported during the school shut downs and summer months.

“I loved giving back to my community of Baton Rouge. I know how it’s been tough for families to work right now and to supply food for their family. Being able to give them supplies that they need and seeing people be so grateful and smiling was the highlight of my day, especially giving out balls for kids to encourage physical activity at home. I’m glad SU soccer & Volleyball were able to assist with making a huge impact on more than 100 children’s lives!” – Skylar Randall, Southern Soccer