Athletes for Hope is thrilled to announce our January and February Student-Athletes and Teams of the Month: Courtney Henderson of LSU Women’s Soccer (January), Macalester College Women’s Basketball (January), Taryn Antoine of LSU Softball (February) and LSU SAAC (February). We cannot state enough how grateful we are for the incredible work that these student-athletes and teams do to support so many worthy causes. Find out more about each winner below.
Courtney Henderson, LSU Women’s Soccer
January AFH U Student-Athlete of the Month
After learning about The Parole Project in class, Courtney was eager to make an impact with the organization. She coordinated a game day experience for previously incarcerated men as a positive and uplifting step as they reenter into the community. From her nomination: “She is such a hard worker and outstanding leader. She has led the LSU Soccer Team into some great community engagement initiatives.”
January AFH U Team of the Month
The Macalester Women’s Basketball team jumped into service this year after participating in an AFH U workshop through the NCAA. They immediately asked to connect to their local community through supporting homeless youth through Kids in Need Foundation and a local school through AFH Fit virtual visits. This team has proactively sought opportunities to serve and have been leaders in their community and campus.
Taryn Antoine, LSU Softball
February AFH U Student-Athlete of the Month
Taryn is an Athlete’s for Hope Intern and she has been an incredible resource for all of LSU’s team leads. From her nomination: “She provides excellent information for us and is always available to answer any questions we may have. We are very grateful for her!”
LSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
February AFH U Team of the Month
LSU SAAC coordinated a toy drive collecting over 100 Christmas gifts for youth in the Big Buddy program. With a surplus of toys, Big Buddy was able to donate toys to another agency to support families in need during the holiday season.