RICHMOND – Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf spent Saturday helping families in Campton recover from last spring’s storm damage. The Colonels took part in IMPACT Kentucky: Hope Reigns, a daylong organized effort to bring hope and restoration to tornado victims in Campbell, Grant, Johnson, Kenton, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Morgan and Wolfe Counties.
Head coach Pat Stephens and his team departed Richmond at 6:20 a.m. After arriving at the IMPACT Kentucky headquarters at Campton United Methodist Church, the team had breakfast and received their instructions for the day. The Colonels, along with other volunteers, were split into groups of three to four people and sent to six different sites.
“As a coach, it was great to see our team work together and to do something meaningful for others,” Stephens said. “They truly made a difference on Saturday.”
The student-athletes worked on such projects as taking down damaged/old decking, repairing/replacing sheet metal roofing, replacing underpinning of mobile homes (vinyl siding skirts), repairing roof leaks and sealing roof tops of mobile homes.
The team worked until 3:30 p.m. with just a short break for lunch.
“This was such a good trip for our team,” Stephens said. “Having them work an entire day and be around each other outside a golf course setting, was very rewarding. We all need help at some point in our lives and the EKU men’s golf team helped at least six different families with needs that they had because of the damage done in the spring. They made a difference!”