If the girls who play basketball want some gifts for the 8th of March, they definitely prefer the visit by favorite players. In this sense the Army Men’s One Team event came right on time. Victor Khryapa and Kyle Hines visited the Boarding school of Ministry of Defense of Russian Federation today.
Our team’s forward and center in fact proudly wear the ranks of One Team Ambassadors. But the busy schedule of the season did not allow the players to visit the girls in the college. By the way, the School’s pupils are the daughters of soldiers who serve in distant regions, kids from incomplete or large families, daughters of soldiers killed in the line of duty or those who participated in military operations and decorated with medals for war services.
With active participation of Yakov Tarasov, One Team coach, the visitors hosted the practice that was only partly devoted to basketball. When it came to shooting, the hosts were successful – actually they recently sensationally finished second in Moscow championship (hopefully, clinics by the CSKA coaches helped). Other than that the girls participated in drills divided into pairs and teams. They worked not only on athletic abilities but mostly on ability to communicate, to trust, to talk and to help. This is the actual goal of the project.
Kyle and Victor not only showed the example but participated in the competition as well. Surely, they took part in short photo session for excited girls, the captain, of course, congratulated them with the International Womens’ Day. Later the Army Men went to Megasport to their own practice – it is time to prepare for the home game vs Galatasaray.