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Lady Raiders Give Back To Literacy




April 25, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's basketball head coach Kristy Curry understands the keys are important to have success in life.

Accountability. Believing in yourself. Character - among other things are what she wants her players and staff to remember each time they do something on and off the court.

Curry shared this philosophy on Wednesday at the Lubbock Literacy Dinner at the Scottish Rite Center, presenting some keys she hopes they will all be able to use in their lives each day.

"We're just grateful to be able to come out and be a part of the Lubbock community with any chance we get," Curry said. "Lubbock Literacy is a tremendous cause in helping change lives through literacy one person at a time, and we're just happy to be a part of it."

Literacy Lubbock is a non-profit partner agency of the Lubbock Area United Way, and provides adult literacy education free of charge to any adult 18 years and older. Those who qualify for the program can get help in learning how to read, learning mathematics, getting a GED, speak English, help with college entrance test preparations and helping those whosuffer from Dyslexia.

Curry, who served as the keynote speaker at the dinner, was joined by the Lady Raiders team, signing autographed copies of their posters for everyone in attendance while taking time to stop and pose for pictures with their fans.

Lynda Dutton, executive director for Literacy Lubbock, said she was thrilled to have the Lady Raiders as part of the event this year.

"This is without a doubt one of the most exciting events we've ever had," Dutton said. "It's been wonderful to listen to coach Curry as well as have the Lady Raiders players in attendance. We're just thrilled and very thankful to have them be a part of our event tonight."

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