KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Carroll College men's basketball team volunteered at a basketball clinic for those who have special needs on Sunday at the Municipal Auditorium.

The event was part of the NAIA Fab Four featuring the other Division I semifinal teams that included William Carey University, Georgetown College and Lewis-Clark State College who all play Monday night.

The clinic brought in 55-60 athletes of all ages who were divided in groups where they worked on shooting, passing and dribbling.

"It's cool to give back," Carroll senior forward Match Burnham said. "The city of Kansas City has done a lot for us so if we can help in any way we can doing community service, it's a gift to us."

Afterwards, both the players and the clinic participants were treated to a magic show.

NAIA Volunteer Coordinator Eric Vosburgh has been the emcee for event the past five seasons.

"If I had a dollar for every time I saw a player grab one of the kids, take them to the side and work with them, dibble a basketball with them, helping those kids come out of their shell it's a pretty special thing."

Ryan Kuhn covers Carroll College athletics for the Independent Record and 406mtsports.com. Email him at ryan.kuhn@406mtsports.com or follow him on Twitter at @rskuhn

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