Being an athlete, I know how hard it can be to run a big athletic event. I was happy that I was able to help out with the little things that are crucial to making the entire event run smoothly. They were mostly small jobs, but in the end they made an important impact.
It was great to be able to help Relay for Life set up for the event and work the tables while the event was running. I was glad to be able to help the organization raise money for a good cause.
It was great to be able to help serve hamburgers and hotdogs to the GW community. It was great to support the lacrosse girls and provide food and fun to everyone supporting the girls.
I helped with the tailgate at the Vern for the lacrosse and softball games. Being an athlete at the Vern, it is always nice to see people coming to help out and bring supporters to games. It was nice to be apart of the fan section at the vern for once, and giving my time to volunteer and help out was great as well.
Helping with the GW section of the American Cancer Association was a great experience. Seeing s many people rally together for an event that supports such a good cause is really amazing. I will definitely be participating again next year.
Being able to sit in on a grassroots meeting with parents was really cool. I was able to see the type of information that the kids learn from athletes (sexual, nutritional, mental health). It made me excited for the opportunity next fall to participate in Grassroots!
I was able to work with Special Olympics DC and SODC athletes from a variety of different schools. Students travelled from one station to the next playing games and learning facts about nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness. My station was used to test SODC athletes about their wellness knowledge while incorporating fun movement and competition.