Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer January 30, 2013
When Corey Ohayre became the head coach of the Interlake boys basketball team prior to the start of this season, he knew it would be a challenge to get the Saints near the top of a densely talented conference.
But he also knew he wanted the gains his players made away from the court to surpass anything they did between the lines.
"I want to have a relationship and go further with non-profit organizations every year," Ohayre said. "These kids are the ones that get to start it."
With that mission in mind, Ohayre and the Saints decided to connect with the Bellevue Family YMCA and its Family and Youth Leadership Program. The group helped each of the district's high schools organize and coordinate a summer reading program geared at middle school aged African-American boys in Bellevue.
As part of their work with the Y, each school also executed a community service project.
For Ohayre and the Saints, that meant snacks, and lots of them. Read more