ECU Women's Basketball Team spreads Christmas cheer at children's hospital

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - The ECU Women's Basketball team was out spreading Christmas cheer in the hopes of helping a special group of kids have a great holiday season.

The team stopped by the James and Connie Maynard Children's hospital and spent some time with kids there this morning.

They made sure to sign a few autographs and take pictures with the patients.
The ladies also couldn't pass up the opportunity to sing Christmas time favorites either.

ECU basketball player Raven Johnson said, "It's heartwarming because a lot of them have so much fight and it really inspires us to do what we do."

The basketball team is just one of many of ECU's teams that spend time at the James and Connie Maynard's Children's hospital.

The Lady Pirates will be turning in their Santa hats on Thursday as they are back on the court playing against Liberty University.