Student-Athletes Organize Easter Egg Hunt for Adopted School

Xavier SAAC organized an Easter egg hunt for their adopted elementary school last week.

Xavier SAAC organized an Easter egg hunt for their adopted elementary school last week.

April 15, 2014

CINCINNATI- Last week Xavier student-athletes and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) organized an Easter egg hunt and day of activities for their adopted elementary school, The Academy of World Languages, a Title I elementary school in O’Bryonville.

The Easter egg hunt and activities were inspired by Xavier’s involvement in the Adopt A Class program. Xavier student-athletes have adopted several classrooms at the Academy of World Languages. They conduct a pen pal program and serve as mentors, role models and tutors for the students throughout the academic year.

Haley Dresner, a member of the women’s swim team, commented on the day. “It was a great experience to give these children an Easter egg hunt. I had so much fun with them. It was neat to see the type of positive impact we [student-athletes] can have by giving the children our time and energy.”