Georgetown football gives "Wednesday's Child" a tour of the varsity weight room.
Dec. 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football has once again teamed up with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Child Welfare Program to assist NBC Washington with its weekly Wednesday's Child segment.
Head Coach Kevin Kelly, along with Alec May, Harrison Glor, Michael Kasten, Kyle Nolan and Tim Barnes welcomed, Nick, a child in foster care looking for an adoptive home, to campus early last week. The Hoyas' student-athletes took Nick on a tour of the team's varsity weight room at Yates Field House, before bringing him to Multi-Sport Field for a pick-up football game. Coach Kelly then presented Nick with a bag of team gear and an official Georgetown Nike game football.
"While this is a huge experience for the young man to experience a college campus, it is also a huge experience for our guys," Kelly said. "It's something that can really make them appreciate their own families and the opportunities that they've been afforded, especially around the holidays."
For over 20 years, NBC Washington's Wednesday's Child has featured area children in foster care looking for adoptive homes. Coach Kelly and the Hoyas have been happy to lend a hand three times over the last four years, hosting kids and giving them a chance to interact with members of the Georgetown football team.
"It was great to have an opportunity to help Nick," Freshman quarterback Tim Barnes said. "Just seeing how happy he was running around on the field and putting on all of the Georgetown gear. This experience did make me appreciate what I have a lot more and be thankful for the small things that sometimes go without notice. It was an honor working with Nick and I wish him the best of luck with everything in the future!"
"I had a great time meeting Nick and helping out," said junior defensive end Alec May, who participated in the program for the second time. "He was a great outgoing kid. The whole experience really helped me appreciate my family and the awesome situation I have here at Georgetown, but it also made me realize just how tough of a kid Nick was to grow up without a family and still get good grades and do everything he's done."
The segment first aired during the NBC Washington News at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to air during the 11 a.m. news on Thursday, December 12 and 9 a.m. news on Sunday, December 15. It can also be viewed on NBC Washington's Wednesday's Child website at: http://www.nbcwashington.com/shows/wednesdays-child/.
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