ACC Track and Field Student-Athletes Share Time, Skills

Feb. 23, 2012

BOSTON, Mass. - Prior to competing for an ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships, a group of the league's student-athletes reached out to 50 local children on Thursday morning.

Representatives from ACC teams met with the group from the YMCA of Greater Boston in conjunction with the league's outreach program, "ACC Community Connections," which is aimed at teaching life lessons to elementary and middle school students in the communities in which the league's student-athletes compete in their ACC Championships.

After spending approximately 15 minutes on a life skills question-and-answer session, the ACC student-athletes manned running, jumping and throwing stations in the practice gym at the Reggie Lewis Center, allowing their newfound students to experience the many aspects of the sport that will be on display this weekend.

The 2012 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championship began on Thursday and will continue through Saturday afternoon at the Reggie Lewis Center. On Saturday, the ACC will donate 20 books to the YMCA of Greater Boston as an additional part of the Community Connections program.