Richmond, Virginia (WRIC) – Children in a local residential treatment program spent the evening shooting hoops with members of the VCU basketball team.
VCU players Levi Stockard, Marcus Tsohonis and Jalen Delouch came to the United Methodist Family Services campus in Richmond to meet with children at the Children and Family Wellness Center. Children between the ages of 11 and 17 hung out and played basketball with the players.
“Some of these kids had a hard life growing up, but I’m here to show them that anything is possible,” DeLuch said.
UMFS Deputy Director of Clinical Services Sarah Hess said basketball is a popular activity at the center.
“Basketball is a huge thing we love here, and it’s a great way out for kids when they’re having a hard time,” Hess said.