Track & Field Teams With Special Olympics
Oct. 22, 2013
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University track and field teams spent Sunday, Oct. 13 participating in community service events in the Milwaukee area.
The women's squad was involved with a Special Olympics bowling event in Wauwatosa, Wis. The women served as lane helpers for the participants to help them stay in their bowling lane and be cheerleaders throughout the event.
"Overall the day was a success," said Kristen Gaffey, senior thrower. "It was good to see the whole team coming together and volunteering for a great cause. As you can see from all the smiling faces in the photos, everyone (volunteers and athletes both) had a great time."
This year's involvement was organized by Gaffey and senior distance runner Hannah Frett. For some student athletes, it was the second time they had worked the event.
The men's team spent their day at Estabrook Park in Milwaukee eliminating invasive species that are threatening the park's foliage.
The project is the second year that the team has worked with the park system trying to reduce the amount of invasive species in the area. Upperclassmen Jack Senefeld, Spencer Agnew, Mitch Lacy, Michael Saindon, Patrick Stuart and Connor Stengel worked together to organize the community event.
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