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Ohio SAAC Hosts Bobcat/Bulldog Indoor Field Day

Feb. 24, 2017

ATHENS, Ohio – Last weekend 40 Ohio student-athletes across multiple sports volunteered to host the Bobcat/Bulldog Indoor Field Day at the Convocation Center. 

Over 300 students from Athens area schools participated in the event. There were eight stations for the students to complete including: jump rope competition, scooter races, sack races, lightning basketball, an obstacle course, fanny pack ball toss, hula hoop contest and soccer cone drills.

All participants were given apassportand received a sticker from the student-athletes after completing each station. On the reverse side of the passport was an autograph page, so the children had an opportunity to get an autograph from their favorite Bobcats. Each participant also received a pair of sun glasses from Ohio athletics.

Because of the positive impact, the Bobcats/Bulldogs Field Day has been turned into an annual Event.

“Interactive and generous community partners provided a festive backdrop, while the OU athletes were fantastic with the kids. The Bulldogs loved playing with the Bobcats!”  – Jessica Reed, Athens parent and Athens City Schools Farm to Table Committee Member

“I think its a wonderful thing that we had such a great turnout at field day. Its so vital to show kids the importance of physical activity.” – Macey Juguilon, Ohio Soccer Sophomore

“Its great to give back to the community and to work with all of these kids. We are huge role models to them, so to be able to have a positive influence on them is a great feeling.” -Quinton Maxwell, Ohio Football Redshirt Freshman

“My girls had a great time meeting various student-athletes, running around, and enjoying the nutritional games, as wellI hope this could be an ongoing event for the ACSD community.” – Andrea Fogt, Athens parent

Vendors that attended and gave away free samples of locally sourced food:

o   Avalanche
o   Bagel Street Deli
o   Brenen's Coffee Cafe
o   Casa Nueva
o   Courtside Pizza
o   Jackie O's
o   Purple Chopstix
o   Shagbark Seed and Mill
o   Snowville Creamery
o   Village Bakery