KSU student-athletes spend a day with local youth


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KENNESAW, Georgia – Kennesaw State Student-Athletes recently partnered with Mission 1:27 to give area kids the opportunity to interact with Owl Student-Athletes, explore Fifth Third Bank Stadium, and watch leadership courses.

Students from three of the Mission 1:27 adventure centers in Walton Communities enjoyed a field trip where they were able to experience a tour of Fifth Third Bank Stadium, see the football locker room at home, watch the setup for a football game day, meet the Fil Chick – A Cow and Eat Lunch sponsored by Chastain Road Chick-Fil-A, FCA and 925 Athletic Ministries. The main attraction of the day for the kids was play time with the student-athletes of the KSU football, volleyball and track teams where they played an assortment of games like kickball, football and whiffle ball.

The kids previewed their trip to the upcoming soccer game against Gardner-Webb on October 30, when a holiday toy drive for the Mission 1:27 Christmas market will be announced.

Addi Goede of the KSU volleyball team felt the impact of community service.

“It’s important for me to give back to our community because, growing up, especially in Kennesaw, I know the impact that young people like me can have on children because I have experienced it firsthand,” said declared Goede. “It’s also cool because without even these little kids knowing it, they gave back to me in a way they’ll never know. Days like this make all the fuss of being an athlete. worth it.”

Sion Katina from the KSU football team had a great experience two years ago and wanted to become a volunteer again.

“We did it in 2019 and I went out not knowing what to expect, and it was fun playing games with the kids, having lunch and dating. When I heard we were doing it again this year I wanted to do it again, “Katina said.” It was a lot of fun taking them to the stadium and playing with them.

Community service is important because not everyone has the opportunities that some of us have been fortunate enough to have, and I think it’s important to share that with as many people as possible. “

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