Ranger men's basketball team visits Lincoln Elementary School

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Ranger men's basketball team visits Lincoln Elementary School

December 3, 2008

Members of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Rangers men’s basketball team were the guests of Lincoln Elementary School in Alva Tuesday afternoon.

Team members, along with head coach Andrew Brown and assistant coach Shane Hansen, shared with the fourth and fifth graders information about the Champions of Character program within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

The young students learned about the program’s five core values – Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership and Sportsmanship.

Following the discussion, the team held a basketball shooting contest where seven students made baskets and took home Ranger basketballs as their prizes. Team members stayed after the program to autograph the basketballs for the students.
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 Ranger men's basketball team Lincoln Elementary
Northwestern Oklahoma State University head men’s basketball coach asks Lincoln elementary students how many of them have been to see the Rangers play basketball when he and the entire Ranger men’s team made a special visit to the school Tuesday afternoon.
 Felipe Eichenberger talking to Lincoln Elementary students.
Felipe Eichenberger, Sao Paulo, Brazil senior, shares information about the NAIA’s Champions of Character program.
 Jason Rodgers gives congratulations.
Jason Rodgers, Dallas, Texas, senior, gives congratulations.
 Andrew Brown with Lincoln Elementary students
Andrew Brown is surrounding by eager Lincoln Elementary students.

Lincoln Elementary students shooting baskets
Following the talk by the Northwestern basketball team members on the NAIA’s Champions of Character program, they held a basketball shooting contest where each student at Lincoln Elementary had the opportunity to participate and possibly win Northwestern basketballs.

 Kris Johnson signing basketball
Kris Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., senior, signs his name on a basketball won by a lucky student at Lincoln Elementary School.

 Ranger men's basketball team signing autographs
Northwestern Ranger basketball team members stayed after the program to sign autographs on the basketballs won by the Lincoln Elementary School students.