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From Nashville to the children's hospital

Posted on: December 18, 2008 6:36 pm

One last thing on Marquette before I move on: After losing to Tennessee in Nashville on Tuesday night, the Golden Eagles boarded a plane, flew back to Milwaukee, got in about 4 a.m., slept a little and then ...

"We're about to go to the children's hospital," Marquette coach Buzz Williams told me by phone Wednesday afternoon.


"I have a very special place in my heart for special needs and sick children," Williams said.

The visit was part of something Williams calls Buzz's Bunch, which is an organization created the day after he got the Marquette job. It allows special needs children of all kinds to be involved with the Marquette program, and it helps with tickets and gifts, and even consists of children helping with shoot-around before each home game.

The next step for Williams is to start an actual camp for the special needs children.

He plans to hire the children's physical therapists to be camp coaches.

"These things are important to me," Williams said. "I just think it adds a redeeming quality to our players' lives."

Category: NCAAB

Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 9:08 pm

From Nashville to the children's hospital

Good to hear something cool from athletics every so often. Great for the kids and......Good for Buzz!! In the midst of athletes stealing condoms and running over old ladies trying to get out of the store, freshman shooting bb guns out the dorm windows, and of course coaches punching microphones (that was awesome)........good to hear some heart warming stories, esp around the holidays.

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