dr Jolisa Williams, Asst. dr Sports director for media relations

BOWIE, Md. – On Saturday, March 4th, the Bowie State Football program got involved in serving the community by visiting the Brookdale Woodward Estates Assisted Living Facility to pass it on.

“When Coach Jackson was named head football coach here at Bowie State University, the coach conveyed his expectations for the program during our first staff meeting,” the defensive coordinator said Avery Williams. “Coach Jackson expressed his desire that program members and staff should be highly visible within our school community and the local community in general, and show positive traits of character. We were grateful for the opportunity to visit Brookdale Woodward Estates as it provided an opportunity for our student athletes and staff to pass it on while serving our community.”

During the visit, the sports students spent time with the residents, getting to know them, having conversations and participating in various activities. Members of the Bulldog football program said they had a great time getting residents involved in board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Checkers, etc.; while emphasizing the competitive sides of both parties.

“Both residents and staff expressed their gratitude and were grateful that our young men are in their community. They could have done many other things on a Saturday afternoon but chose to spend time with them,” Williams added. “It was a great experience to see the residents really enjoying themselves, smiling and laughing throughout our time there.

The Brookdale Woodward Estates Assisted Living Facility in Bowie, Md. is designed for seniors who need a little more daily assistance than residents in independent living environments. The Brookdale community has programs and team members who can provide support with everything from assistance with daily living and basic services to recreational activities and transportation.

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