Waco: Baylor Lady Bears honor first responders

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Published: Jan. 24, 2018 at 5:26 PM CST
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Members of the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team spent time with first responders Tuesday just ahead of a game being played in their honor this week.

Thursday is "First Responders" night at the Ferrell Center so on Tuesday night, the team took dinner to Fire Station #1 in Waco and spent time with the first responders who will be there.

"We are just here to thank our first responders and our firemen for their great service and all their support," said player Natalie Chou.

"We look forward to seeing them Thursday at 6 o'clock in our game against Texas."

The firefighters visited with the team, enjoyed dinner with them, gave the girls a tour and even let them climb up into the ladder truck for an exciting ride.

"We're just excited to have the young ladies come over to bring dinner to the firefighters," said Waco Cheif Bobby Tatum.

"We appreciate the relationship we have with Baylor and the students and the Lady Bears and we just look forward to them beating Texas on Thursday," Tatum said.

The night honoring first responders was planned before the passing of former Lady Bear, 33-year-old Chameka Scott.

Scott, a member of the 2005 national championship team, died Sunday night after a years-long battle with colon cancer.

The team has planned many things to also honor Scott, including wearing patches on their jerseys with her initials, placing stickers on the Ferrell Center floor, passing out T-shirts with her number and playing a video tribute prior to tip off at 6 p.m.

Many members of the 2005 team will also be in attendance.