Lumberjack love: NAU student-athletes work with area elementary school children

| January 25, 2017

By Northern Arizona University 

An elementary school playground game of HORSE looks a lot different when Rene Coggins lines up with the fourth-graders at recess.

Even for the unlucky kid who lined up in front of the Northern Arizona University guard for the basketball game, it was still a good day.

It was all part of Lumberjacks C.A.R.E., a collaboration between NAU Athletics and the Flagstaff Unified School Districts that puts student-athletes into schools and brings area children to campus. The program, in its third year, is the athletics department’s flagship youth initiative focusing on character, academics, responsibility and exercise.

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