Speech to Text for Riverland Community College's 'Rent an Athlete' program
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joining us i'm annalisa pardo, in for calyn thompson. some local athletes are spending their saturday lending a hand in the austin community. kimt news 3's annalise johnson was there to check out riverland community college's "rent an athlete" program. annalise á what exactly is "rent an athlete" ? well annalisa á as its getting colder and leaves are falling off of trees á raking them out of our lawns typically isn't many people's favorite thing to do. but this is just one of the tasks the riverland community college's mens basketball team is doing today. community members can hire them to do odd jobs á and the money goes towards riverlands sports programs. nat: rentáaná athlete is a long standing tradition of riverland community college. nat: head assistant coach of the mens basketball team andrew kaiser remembers being a part of it a few years ago when he was on the team... but it's a little different now as a coach. "i get to boss the guys around a little bit. thats better. i dont do as much. make these guys do the work" by raking leaves and pine needles... nat: these basketball players are earning ram. "gather up money to get us new uniforms and new traveling gear" and the other riverland sports teams. "the basketball and baseball program it'll help with our trip going down to arizona this spring for spring training in tucson so this is a really good help financially for us" the fundraiser is also a chance to show the community who the blue devils are. "having the local support is a big deal for our team. having people come out to watch our games" nat: many hands make light work nat: when these players are working hard to meet their goals. 15 players made stops at 8 houses today raking leaves á moving furniture á and washing windows. next week á the riverland baseball team is up for hire. thank you annalise. the north iowa area community college baseball team is also fundraising for a new pitching machine. from now and the end of november á they'll rake leaves and haul