Being present and helping out with the community can be important, and that theme was evident for SCSU’s women’s soccer team Saturday at the Tri-County Humane Society’s 27th Annual Woofstock Companion Walk.
Leah Schmidt, a player on the team said, “We are just here to give back to the community, because they really have given us a lot of support during the season and coming to our games…we wanted to give back and help them.”
The team got together at 8 a.m. to help out with a variety of booths at the event, including face painting, helping out in the kitchen, massage booths and gaming booths.
The 5k walk provided a fun opportunity for the team to meet community members while doing something they enjoyed.
Kyle Cleary said, “It was a nice day to be outside, and we all love dogs. It doesn’t feel like volunteering, it is just a really fun activity.”
The companion walk isn’t the only event you can see the soccer team helping out with, as they make a point to be present in events throughout the school year.
Kendra Drew explained, “We really like to help out with other 5k’s and events around campus, including the Strides Against Breast Cancer run, and also do some volunteer coaching.”
“We’re always busy; when we’re not playing soccer, we are volunteering,” Cleary said.
You can catch the soccer team for games at home throughout the month of September. Next Tuesday, Sept.15, will be their home game against the University of Minnesota Duluth at 7 p.m.