Women's Hoops Visits Ronald McDonald House
Regina Rogers said it was an "eye-opening" trip. The Husky center was part of a women's basketball delegation that made the short trip over to the Laurelhurst/Sandpoint Ronald McDonald House, a place that provides services for seriously or terminally-ill children in the region.
During the visit, the Huskies brightened the spirits of the children at the house, where they spent most of their time playing games.
Rogers, who grew up in the Skyway section of Seattle, makes it a point to assist with disadvantaged and sick children. It's part of an effort she makes to get to know the community beyond the UW campus.
"I've felt blessed to go," Rogers said. "I've been through some things growing up, but I can't even imagine what those kids are going through right now."
Visits such as these are a fabric of the women's basketball program at Washington. Last year, the Huskies made frequent trips to Seattle schools to discuss healthy eating and the benefits of physical fitness.
Rogers said initially the trip was tough because her grandmother Cora passed away from cancer and many of the children at the RMH are afflicted with the disease.
"I was happy that I could go there," Rogers said. "It puts thing in perspective. I'll be here worrying about basketball practice and these kids are here fighting for their lives, but yet they don't have a care in the world."
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