TEXAS A&M ATHLETES LEARN LIFE LESSONS ON MISSION OF HOPE TO HAITI
They join athletes from other universities on the island during Haitian Heritage Month
A couple of days into a weeklong service mission in Haiti, Mikado Hinson, the Texas A&M University football director of player development, was clearly excited to be in the company of his student-athletes and the people of Haiti.
“It has exceeded my expectations,” Hinson said of the College Station, Texas, school’s second trip to the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
“It’s been great to see our student-athletes have life-transforming experiences. I have not been disappointed in anyone in our group,” said the licensed and ordained minister.
On this day, 67 Aggies, representing 10 percent of the university’s student-athlete population and nine sports, planted trees, painted multiple houses and engaged locals during open discussion forums in challenging weather conditions. Hinson passionately expressed his optimism for Haitian people and his belief in the alternative learning experience. It’s no coincidence that the athletes are in Haiti during Haitian Heritage Month in the U.S.
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