BELLARMINE DANCE | Knights Bring Christmas Cheer By Volunteering

12/13/2016 04:24 PM

Last week the Bellarmine Knights Dance Team took some time out of their practice schedule to visit Kaleidoscope, an adult-care center in Louisville.

“It’s just like, a really good feeling because we get excited seeing them, so it’s a mutual feeling. Really awesome.”

The donated pom-poms, performed some of their sideline routines and danced with participants to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The dancers said it’s hard to tell who was having more fun.

“It’s different at a basketball game, because fans are there to see the basketball team and then we’re just an added bonus, but actually coming here- they want to see us,” explained senior spirit captain, Alex English.

The dancers organize the events themselves each year. This is their fourth year doing performances for Kaleidoscope. They say it’s important that they do something to help others in Louisville.

“I think its good to reach out to the community just because, like, I know this is an experience a lot of people will never have,” English explained. “I think it’s important to interact with other individuals just to like see how people live and what it’s like.”

“I say it’s extremely important- especially since we are student-athletes and we represent our school,” added Elizabeth Dugan, a junior on the team. “I think it’s important for us to get out in the community and to give back to Louisville. Especially since they give so much to Bellarmine.”

The Knights say that they go there to put a smile on other people’s faces, but they leave with a smile of their own.

“Participants that I’ve seen year after year are incredibly wonderful people with beautiful souls and getting to see them every year has been something that means a lot to me,” Dugan told cn|2 Sports.

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Lyndsey Gough

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