Teams Visit Local Schools
16, 2000 -- University of Virginia athletes
will teach skills and drills to more than 100 local elementary students
at Burnley-Moran Elementary School on Friday, March 24, from 4 to
athletes, who participate in such club sports as lacrosse, soccer,
field hockey and judo, will visit the after-school program to show
students the benefits of sports and team work. Members of about
10 teams are expected at the event, a public service effort created
by the Club Sports Council.
last spring, the Club Sports Council is an umbrella organization
of about 40 club sports teams at U.Va. Nearly 1,500 students participate
on such teams.
service project is part of an on-going Club Sports Council initiative
to reach out to the community and bind the sports teams together
under one organization, according to council president Andy McClure.
Athletes are teaching students at Burnley-Moran, Johnson and Venable
Elementary Schools about sports and providing positive encouragement
and guidance as they run relays and scrimmages.
who has played a sport recognizes that he or she got something out
of it, such as discovery, hard work and team work. The idea is to
teach youths more about the sports they know, and introduce them
to sports that they have never heard of. By doing this, we hope
to get them excited about sports and more involved in the athletic
community," McClure said.
more information, contact Andy McClure at (804) 243-4966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jill Johnson, (804) 924-7116