Regardless of the outcome of the Milwaukee at Youngstown State University basketball game Friday, 35-40 people had fun. The YSU Student Athletic Advisory Committee hosted a field day for many Special Olympians.
YSU athletes from several different sports programs showed their hearts in a big way. Kurt Hess was painting faces (above). Michael Klaus was a bit apprehensive about the makeover but with some urging, yielded to allow Hess to show his creative stroke.
In another section of the Beeghly Center lobby, there was a game of shuffleboard. In another area, several were engaged in an arts and crafts session. There were T-shirts for the participants too.
“It’s a great way to give back to the community”, said Torrian Pace. ”This is how to be a positive role model and to lift the spirits of people who sometimes get talked down. It is a special day for the visitors, but all of the student athletes helping out see it as a special day too.”
The event, coordinated by Bre Romeo and Emily Wollet, was a huge success and any casual observer to the game who caught a glimpse of the activities was touched.