Calvin Athletics and SAAC Help with Special Olympics Spring Games

Calvin Athletics and SAAC Help with Special Olympics Spring Games

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Calvin student-athletes helped volunteer at the Special Olympics of Michigan Spring Games on Saturday. Members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and other student-athletes joined in on the volunteering.

"It is always great to partner with the Special Olympics of Michigan," said SAAC Advisor Becky Hilgert. "The Southwest Regional Games at Calvin is a big event and it is an awesome chance for our athletes to work with Special Olympic athletes. Our SAAC student-athletes staffed our welcome tent and enjoyed interacting and getting to know the participants. It was a great day for our student-athletes to represent Calvin while giving back to the community."

Student-athletes helped run events, provide water and snacks, assisted athletes in getting to events, chaperoned athletes, and made friendships with the athletes.