BUFFALO, NY - On Friday, members of the University at Buffalo men's basketball team gathered at Westminster Community Charter School during a school event to promote healthy living – keying in on nutrition and being physically active – to nearly 300 school-aged students. The Westminster Community Charter School had previously raised $1,000 for the American Heart Association, which was presented at the school event.
Along with educating and informing the students of the importance of living healthy lives in order to help prevent heart disease, a basketball game was played between a team of Westminster Community Charter School teachers and a team of their students. The UB men's basketball team members were a highlight during the basketball game when they put on a half-time dunk show. They also commentated, refereed and encouraged the students throughout the game.
"Community service is something we value. Whenever there is an opportunity like this, we hop on it," said junior guard Tony Watson. "We were more than happy to come down here and participate."