Home dedication mutually warm

By Doug Fitzgerald published December 9, 2005

There will be a lot of mutual warmth going around on Sunday.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball team will feel the warmth that comes with doing a good deed. The Castanon family will experience warmth as a result of that good deed.

Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the Castanonâ€TMs renovated home at 1019 Maxwell Drive on Sunday at 2 p.m. On Sept. 3, the UCCS womenâ€TMs basketball team spent the day at the home installing the insulation that will help protect the family from the elements.

“The girls were able to meet the family,” said UCCS coach Jessika Stratton. “They were able to see who they were doing this for.”

The project was an illustration of two things: Strattonâ€TMs drive to give back to the Colorado Springs community in which she was raised and her dedication to giving her players a fully-rounded college experience.

“College is a time where we learn new things and giving back to those less fortunate is one of those important life lessons,” said Stratton. “Iâ€TMm happy we were able to help the Castanon family, and Iâ€TMm equally happy with the positive experience we had.”


Additional News Stories
October 5, 2006Less drama and more talent a good combinationSince 1975, Theatreworks has provided the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with the best live theatre in Southern Colorado. Last year, however, the campus community had a second option for finding quality drama.
September 27, 2006UCCS women picked fourth in RMAC preseason pollThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball team was chosen to finish fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s East Division according to the 2006-07 preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday.
September 11, 2006Scavenger hunt a big hitDo not be alarmed. If on September 5 you saw Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne wandering around campus you were not hallucinating from the fumes in the science building. But in case you may have been mistaken that Jim Carrey put on his Dumb and Dumber tuxedo and made an appearance at UCCS, we would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight.
June 30, 2006Jubic sports milk moustacheIncoming University of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman basketball player Janean Jubic was awarded the SAMMY 2006 Milk Moustache of the Year Scholarship, the University learned Wednesday.
May 16, 2006Stratton comes up big with first recruiting classWhen University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Athletic Director Stephen Kirkham selected Jessika Stratton as coach the Mountain Lions women’s basketball team, some detractors doubted whether the 24-year old would be able to recruit at the Division II level.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds