NCCU women's basketball team trains as firefighters in team building exercise
Posted October 11, 2020 6:43 p.m. EDT
Updated October 12, 2020 6:07 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina Central University's women's basketball team set the ball aside on Sunday to train as firefighters for the day.
The team participated in various fire drills as part of a team building exercise.
The Lady Eagle trained with female firefighters at Fire Station 12, off Poole Rd.
"They understand, they can relate -- dragging a hose with a group of people to the basketball court. You're only as strong as your weakest link. I think that they'll be able to see that even better," said Trisha Stafford-Odom, NCCU women's basketball head coach.
The Lady Eagles also participated in various leadership activities.
Stafford-Odom said this is the perfect time for her team to understand that what they bring to the table is valuable in any environment.