WATCH: Tennessee Players Dance at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

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    The generosity of the Tennessee athletics department continues to be shown. On Thursday afternoon, a group of Tennessee football players and representatives took a quick trip over to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to hang out with the kids for a little while.

    The group of players that went to the hospital included quarterback Hendon Hooker, tight end Jacob Warren, and freshman tight end Titus Rohrer.

    While visiting the children’s hospital, the three Tennessee Vols did participate in a little bit of traditional and freestyle dancing. In the first video below, the players, along with the kids and members of the hospital staff, all danced around to a classic – The Hokey Pokey.

    While the group wasn’t on the floor dancing, the players spent time talking to the kids, giving autographs, and taking pictures.

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    The player’s trip to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital on Thursday was just one event in a list of philanthropic events for Tennessee Athletics this week.

    On Easter Sunday, Tennessee softball head coach Karen Weekly posted a video to Twitter of her good friend Gabe donating ten dollars to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    Then, later in the week, Tennessee football head coach Josh Heupel and Tennessee baseball coach Tony Vitello got in on the charitable action.

    On Thursday, both Vitello and Heupel helped UTK’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Heupel, a former national championship-winning quarterback at Oklahoma, delivered a strike to drop a student in the cold water of the dunk tank. In addition, Vitello was giving out two-dollar “Chest Bumps for Charity” while still serving his four-game suspension from last weekend.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.