Women's Tennis Trades Rackets for Paintbrushes
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Brittany Wadsworth painting at the Joseph Messina Children's Center
Brittany Wadsworth painting at the Joseph Messina Children's Center

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s team took some time Saturday to do some work off the court, helping out as painters at the Joseph Messina Children’s Center.  The team, under first-year head coach Jennifer Gabou, has spent numerous weekends serving the community in a variety of ways.  Coach Gabou spoke about the latest community service project: “The staff at the Children's Center were so kind and generous.  They give an incredible service to the community including parenting classes, childcare, and so much more.  We hope the children love their newly painted classrooms this week.”


The Joseph Messina Children’s Center is just one of a number of child care centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.  CCSWFL is a private, non-profit organization established in 1967, and is the region’s leading child care resource.  Their mission is to initiate, coordinate, promote and provide high quality child care through leadership, service, and education for families and businesses in Southwest Florida.  For more information on CCSWFL, visit their website at www.ccswfl.org.


The Eagles will get back to work on the court this weekend, as they will be traveling for a pair of road matches.  On Saturday the Eagles will open up conference play with a trip to Stetson for a match that is scheduled for 1:00 PM, and then on Sunday FGCU will pay a visit to UCF for a match also slated for 1:00 PM.  The Eagles land back at home for the 2009 home opener next weekend against Northwestern State on Saturday, February 21st at 10:00 AM.