Basketball team serves in local community
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
By Trevor Garrett
Basketball team serves in local community

With the start of school comes the start of individual workouts, weight training and daily pickup games for the Lipscomb basketball squad.  But the Bisons took part of their Tuesday afternoon off from basketball to serve in the South Nashville community.

The Bisons performed yard work on a Harvest Hands Christian Community Development center house until the local children arrived.  Junior guard Josh Slater led a devotional for the children.  Then the Bisons helped the children with their homework and played games with them.

This is the second year for the Bisons to serve the South Nashville community through Harvest Hands.  Last year the Bisons cleaned and organized the very same house in preparation for its transformation into a community center.

Harvest Hands CDC is a nonprofit Christian Community Development ministry in South Nashville.  Harvest Hands seeks to provide leadership development along with economic development in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood as well as surrounding South Nashville neighborhoods such as Vine Hill and Chestnut Hill. Drugs, prostitution and gang activity are an everyday reality in these neighborhood and Harvest Hands seek to be a beacon of hope and opportunity for the youth of South Nashville.

For more information on Harvest Hands, please visit