SFCC student athletes active in community

September 18, 2012

in Local

Members of the State Fair Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams participated in a communitywide one-mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept. 8 on the Fairgrounds.

“We were there to show our support,” said Lady Roadrunners head coach Kevin Bucher. “My grandfather had Alzheimer’s. It was a great opportunity to help raise funds to find a cure for a disease we would like to see eliminated.”

The Lady Roadrunners also played bingo Sept. 10 with residents of Winchester Meadows, and plan to participate in activities there the second Monday of each month.

“It was a great time for our ladies to visit with the residents,” said Bucher. “We served snacks and drinks, but it is just as important to listen to their stories and find out where they are from. It was a great night overall.”

Roadrunners head coach Kevin Thomas said it is important for student athletes to be involved in community events.

“It shows people we appreciate the support the community gives us, and we want to give back,” said Thomas. “It also helps build a sense of community. Hopefully, our players will realize there’s a lot to be gained from helping others.”

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