Louisville women’s basketball star Hailey Van Lith recently made headlines for her efforts off of the basketball court. Usually she employs her talent in scoring buckets for Head Coach Jeff Walz, but this time she volunteered her time and money to donate to the less fortunate.
Family Scholar House is a program that was founded in 1995 to specifically provide education to families in impoverished communities with limited resources. Their mission statement can be found below:
"“The mission of Family Scholar House is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency.”"
Hailey Van Lith was recently tied to this program in the news as she reportedly donated an incredibly generous gift of over $30,000 to this program, so that the children could have access to electronic tablets in order to connect to educational programs and resources.
When asked about her generous donation, Van Lith said:
"“I just feel like the direct impact that they have on the community is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and the kids always just brighten my day…I love being around it, the community gives so much to me and my team that it’s only right that I invest back in.”"
A star talent with the generous personality that she has, Louisville’s southpaw superstar seems to be the whole package on and off the court. Not only can she give you buckets on the hardwood, but she can also be seen donating to those in need.
She is an incredible role model for young ladies who are interested in playing basketball because she embodies the work ethic, the sacrifice, and the appreciation for those around her. What a great assist for her to the Family Scholar House of Louisville.