BATON ROUGE -- Members of the LSU football and men's golf teams entertained members of the Boy Scout's Cub Scouts who were on campus for a camp out at the University High School Football Complex last weekend.
The student-athletes held a cookout for the boys as they played games and signed autographs before the Cub Scouts had their sleep over. Football players, including Patrick Fisher, Peter Dyakowski, Herman Johnson, P.J. Zimmerman and Andrew Decker participated in the event. Also attending and entertaining the Boy Scouts were men's golfers Garrett Runion, Jake Shaw and Brian Leveille.
The student-athletes participated in the event as part of the Shaquille O'Neal CHAMPS/Life Skills program. The CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills Program was designed by the NCAA to help student-athletes realize higher academic achievement, increase likelihood of graduation and enter a chosen profession with a higher level of vision, knowledge, motivation, self-responsibility and greater overall success. In Spring 2003, the CHAMPS/ Life Skills Program at LSU honored one of the Tigers' most memorable graduates, Shaquille O'Neal, by naming the program after him.