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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Titan Athletics) – Westminster College sophomore Kai Skinner (Titusville, PA / Titusville) was named on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Give Back Team.
 
Only 10 men’s college basketball players, including five student-athletes from NCAA Division I and five from NCAA Division II, III, and the NAIA, were recognized for their outstanding community service efforts.
 
Skinner was the founder of a mission trip to Ecuador, which now occurs every two years in his hometown. While on the trip, hundreds of pairs of shoes were given away, as well as countless care packages to the families in the area. Skinner is also very involved in the Rotary International where he volunteers at various events throughout the year. He spends a week every year counseling at a camp called Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), which helps young leaders emerge and inspire them to take something back to their hometowns to better their communities. Skinner, along with his Titan teammates, has also volunteered at the Buddy Walk, which is a one-mile advocacy walk created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local and national initiatives that support people with Down syndrome and their families.
 
The NABC Give Back Team was selected from a group of 63 student-athletes nominated by college coaches and sports information directors across the country.
 
“The NABC is proud to celebrate the 10 young men selected for this year’s NABC Give Back Team in recognition of their exceptional selfless humanitarian acts,” said NABC Executive Director Jim Haney. “These men’s college basketball student-athletes have made significant contributions to assist those in need while helping lift the human spirit.”
 
*The NABC contributed to this release.

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