Lincoln Lady Lions bring joy to Lighthouse Youth Center

OXFORD, Pa. – With finals behind them, the Lincoln University women's basketball team spent some time giving back to the local community at the Lighthouse Youth Center.
“Coach (Jessica) Kern and myself spoke about getting the team out to do some community service in the area,” Lincoln women's basketball assistant coach Kisha Middleton said. “I had the opportunity to speak with the Executive Director, Buzz Tyson, of the Lighthouse Youth Center this summer. We talked about bringing our student-athletes out to volunteer some time to the youth of our community. We were very excited about finally having the opportunity to go this past Monday.”
While at the Lighthouse Youth Center, the Lady Lions helped with homework sessions and played games, such as ping pong, basketball, connect four, pool, mancala and others. They also had music time and played instruments with them. Other activities the Lady Lions helped take part in were baking holiday cookies, along with singing Christmas caroles to the surrounding businesses in downtown Oxford.
“We are very proud of our Lady Lions,” Middleton said. “They jumped right in with the kids and got going right away. It was great to watch their interaction with the kids. You couldn't ask for a better group of young ladies. We will surely be back to do it again.”
The Lighthouse Youth Center is a para-church organization that reaches youth (9-18) with the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. They strive to have a positive Christian impact in each person's life. The Lighthouse Youth Center began with a vision of many concerned citizens of the Oxford community. Their goal was to be a friend and share the love of Jesus Christ with youth.