WVU student-athletes participated in the Mini Day of Play on October 8 hosted by Get Moving! in collaboration with the Shack Neighborhood House.
During this event, athletes from soccer, gymnastics, swimming and other WVU sports teams performed alongside local youth and shared with them the value of physical activity.
To move! Inc., a Morgantown nonprofit, aims to increase physical activity and healthy eating habits among children in the Mountain State by providing healthy recipe ideas and opportunities to engage in physical and team sports.
WVU student-athletes are a key inspiration to children across West Virginia. These events not only inspire local youth, but also provide an opportunity for athletes to connect with the community.
“Each event allows local kids to form a mentorship with West Virginia’s top mountaineers,” Beckie Boyd, senior account manager at GetMoving! Inc., said. “To witness a small child and former college and NFL players fully immerse themselves in this experience is truly indescribable.
“My heart smiles seeing everyone moving and having fun together as mountain climbers,” Boyd added.