College basketball is all kinds of fun. It also puts players, coaches and other people involved with programs in a position to help make the world a better place. Being the time of the year that is is, that kind of thing is actually highlighted more than ever. A good example being the VCU Rams taking time out for the kids.
VCU went to the Children’s Hospital in Richmond to, you know, perk up some youngsters’ day. Not by signing autographs, telling basketball stories or anything of that nature, but by singing a Katy Perry song. Yeah, that Katy Perry.
Obviously, it’s a little strange, but the Rams apparently roar like tigers:
VCU is 8-3 on the season and is coming off a tough loss. At the end of the day, however, none of that really matters. Stuff like that, does. I don’t think some people realize how much something like that means to a group of children who look up to those guys as more than role models, but as heroes of sorts.
We should hope, that like the Harlem Shake last year, this becomes a trend. No, not by belting out tunes for the sake of attention. Rather, going out of one’s way to help make a kid’s day just a little bit better.