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Kentucky athletes visit Matthews Elementary in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A group of college athletes from Kentucky spoke to local elementary school students this Tuesday morning on how to be Champions of Character.

Students at Mathews Elementary in Columbus heard from Campbellsville University athletes who stressed the importance of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.
           
"They're reinforcing things that already being done by the counselor. She just said that she just did a lesson with the fifth grade just this morning- based on some of these words too. So they're reinforcing what they kids and the counselors are working with them in the schools already," Jenifer Barringer said, Assistant Principal of Matthews Elementary. 

The athletes say they have traveled to Columbus to not only compete, but to make a difference in the community.

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