Atlanta Dream Community Report

April 11, 2008 - Atlanta Dream players Katie Feenstra and Ivory Latta have been busy in the community making their first official appearances as members of the Atlanta Dream.

On Thursday, April 3, Feenstra and Latta answered phones as part of Praise 97.5’s radiothon in support of the “Praise Cares for St. Judes” campaign. On this day, Radio One Gospel stations across the nation pulled together to raise money benefiting the research and treatment of cancer, sickle cell and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Feenstra and Latta then spent the afternoon visiting with youth at Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club where they encouraged students during the club’s “Power Hour Kick-off” pep rally. The kick-off was designed to motivate students to continue to focus on their academic work in preparation for the upcoming CRCT test.

On Friday, April 4, Feenstra and Latta took part in a ceremony honoring Cross Keys High School’s commitment to the girls’ basketball program. The team finished with a 0-20 record during a 2008 season which was almost cancelled due to the last minute resignation of the team’s coach. Under new head coach Bob Eskew, the team displayed remarkable resilience in competing and finishing out the season. Feenstra and Latta presented the team and coaches with certificates in recognition of the team’s perseverance during the school’s annual “Battle of the Classes” spring pep rally.

Feenstra and Latta wrapped up their busy week with a trip to Latta’s hometown of York, South Carolina where they assisted with a basketball clinic at York High School. Approximately 125 youth, ages 7-15, turned out for the event which was run by York High School head basketball coach, Paula Blackwell and current members of the team. Latta starred for the York High School Cougars during her high school career, finishing as the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina history.

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