Nov. 9, 2003
Each week, during which there is a WCU home football game, the Catamount football team has been reaching out to the community, visiting the patients and staff at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC.
These visits have occurred every Friday of home game weekends since the beginning of the 2003 season. WCU Assistant Coach Allen Mogridge organized the visits and a dozen players on average visit the hospital each time. The players spend their time speaking with patients and passing out Catamount football guides, programs and pins. Senior captain Michale Spicer thinks the visits are valuable for both the patients and the players. "I think it is a great experience for me and my teammates - we like getting out in the community to show we care about the people in the community."
Both players and coaches hope the hospital visits are a tradition that can continue for years to come.